AGNES ZIMMERMANN (1847-1925): Violin Sonatas No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 16, No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 21 and No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 23.
Catalogue Number: 05V008
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0541
Description: Born in Cologne in 1847, Zimmermann settled in London and was soon celebrated as a fine pianist, teacher, music editor and composer. As a performer, her partners included Clara Schumann, Joachim and Neruda. As a composer, the three violin sonatas from the 1860s and ’70s form the centre of her oeuvre. Dramatic, lyrical and beautifully crafted, these substantial contributions to the repertoire lie somewhere between Mendelssohn and Brahms in approach and demonstrate an impressively personal musical voice. Mathilde Milwidsky (violin), Sam Haywood (piano).