RAFAËL D'HAENE (b.1943): Violin Sonata, EUGÈNE YSAE (1858-1931): Sonatas for Solo Violin, Op. 27, No. 5 in G and No. 6 in E, CÉSAR FRANCK (1822-1890): Violin Sonata in A
Catalogue Number: 01I067
Description: "D'Haene's sonata is broadly traditional in outlook. It has a melancholic sound world that appeals strongly and its shadowing lines attest to a certain obsessive quality. Elements of Bartók's folk inflexion are here as well and they give a brief taste of the earthy. D'Haene studied with Dutilleux in 1968 and since 1970 has taught composition at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels. One admires his avoidance of spurious rhetoric and his setting up of rather intriguing oppositions in his writing." - Jonathan Woolf, Musicweb International. Yossif Ivanov (violin), Daniel Blumenthal (piano).