WILHELM STENHAMMAR (1871-1927): Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 19, JEAN SIBELIUS (1865-1957): 4 Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 78, CARL NIELSEN (1865-1931): Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 35, EDVARD GRIEG (1843-1907): Violin Sonata No. 2 in G, Op. 13.
Catalogue Number: 09S039
Reference: C913 161A
Description: The only other modern recording of the 1899-1900 Stenhammar sonata is almost 20 years old now so we felt we should offer this new one from the renowned Latvian violinist. Remarkable for the amount of time the violin spends in high passages it sounds to this listener like a three-movement, 20-minute ode to the clarity and brightness of Nordic spring with the final movement seeming to brust out in quivering, ecstatic rapture. Baiba Skride (violin), Lauma Skride (piano).