GRAŻYNA BACEWICZ (1909-1969): Complete Violin Sonatas - Sonatas No. 1 “Sonata da camera”, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, Partita for Violin and Piano, Sonatas for Solo Violin Nos. 1 and 2.
Catalogue Number: 05V013
Description: As most of you know by now, Bacewicz’ style is close to the French neoclassicism of the interwar period, though she increases its vitality and clarity while infusing it with a blend of delicacy and highly individual rigor. All her works reveal rhythmic sophistication and a characteristic approach to meter, a juxtaposition of exuberance and lyricism. In short, music that is vivacious, sensitive and mischievous; the composer excelled in her treatment of a stringed instrument while in parallel drawing out the lines of a piano part bristling with life. A real bargain at budget-price! 2 CDs. Annabelle Berthomé-Reynolds (violin), Ivan Donchev (piano).