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Classical
Code
ALPHA387
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  • Violin Sonata: I. Allegro con fuoco
    Composer(s) Francis Poulenc
    Artist(s) Patricia Kopatchinskaja Polina Leschenko

    Violin Sonata: I. Allegro con fuoco

    06:09
    €4.20
  • Violin Sonata: II. Intermezzo, tres lent et calme
    Composer(s) Francis Poulenc
    Artist(s) Patricia Kopatchinskaja Polina Leschenko

    Violin Sonata: II. Intermezzo, tres lent et calme

    05:51
    €4.20
  • Violin Sonata: III. Presto tragico, strictement la double plus lent (1949)
    Composer(s) Francis Poulenc
    Artist(s) Patricia Kopatchinskaja Polina Leschenko

    Violin Sonata: III. Presto tragico, strictement la double plus lent (1949)

    05:16
    €4.20
  • Waltz from Coppelia (Leo Delibes)
    Composer(s) Ernst von Dohnanyi
    Artist(s) Patricia Kopatchinskaja Polina Leschenko

    Waltz from Coppelia (Leo Delibes)

    04:57
    €2.10
  • Violin Sonata: I. Molto Moderato
    Composer(s) Bela Bartok
    Artist(s) Patricia Kopatchinskaja Polina Leschenko

    Violin Sonata: I. Molto Moderato

    08:40
    €4.20
  • Violin Sonata: II. Allegretto
    Composer(s) Bela Bartok
    Artist(s) Patricia Kopatchinskaja Polina Leschenko

    Violin Sonata: II. Allegretto

    11:47
    €6.30
  • Tzigane, M. 76
    Composer(s) Maurice Ravel
    Artist(s) Patricia Kopatchinskaja Polina Leschenko

    Tzigane, M. 76

    10:09
    €6.30

Total running time: 52 minutes.

Album information

For her third album on Alpha, Patricia Kopatchinskaja is joined by a highly talented pianist whose approach to music is as extremist as hers, Polina Leschenko. Together they explore pieces that have many points in common. The Hungarian violinist Jelly d’Arányi, grandniece of Joseph Joachim, was a "muse" to both Bartók and Ravel. In 1922 and 1923, she premiered the two Bartók sonatas for violin and piano and Ravel dedicated Tzigane to her. He wrote to Bartók: "You have convinced me to compose for our friend, who plays so fluently, a little piece whose diabolical difficulty will bring to life the Hungary of my dreams; and since it will be for violin, why don’t we call it Tzigane?" Of course, Tzigane by Patricia Kopatchinskaja, who has been playing and dancing this music since her childhood in Moldova, does not sound like salon music... After a much-fêted recital at Wigmore Hall in 2017, the Financial Times wrote: "In another life, Patricia Kopatchinskaja might have been a rock star. This is a violinist who loves taking risks . . . But the final reward was worth waiting for: a denouement of astonishing force." Debussy’s Sonata, with its Arab and Javanese influences, completes this voyage, along with a piece for piano solo by Dohnányi, the Valse Coppélia after Léo Delibes, another symbol of the relations between France and Hungary.