- Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 - 1931):
- 1Violin Concerto in E Minor: I. Allegro appassionato non troppo vivo (88.1kHz)16:37
- 2Violin Concerto in D Minor: I. Allegro moderato (88.1kHz)17:07
- 3Poème élégiaque for Violin and Orchestra in D Minor, Op. 12 (88.1kHz)14:11
- 4Caprice d'après l'Étude en forme de valse de Saint-Saëns, Op. 52 (Transcription for Violin and Orchestra by Eugène Ysaÿe) (88.1kHz)08:49
- 5Amitié, for Two Violins and Orchestra, Op. 26 (88.1kHz)15:38
- Ernest Chausson (1855 - 1899):
- 6Poème, for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 25 (88.1kHz)16:06
- Eugène Ysaÿe:
- 7Harmonies du soir, for String Quartet and String Orchestra, Op. 31 (88.1kHz)14:31
- 8Méditation, for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 16 (88.1kHz)12:58
- Guillaume Lekeu (1870 - 1894): Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major:
- 9Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major: I. Très modéré - Vif et passionné12:16
- 10Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major: II. Très lent12:16
- 11Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major: III. Très animé10:26
- César Franck (1822 - 1890): Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, FWV 8:
- 12Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, FWV 8: I. Allegretto ben moderato05:37
- 13Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, FWV 8: II. Allegro07:45
- 14Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, FWV 8: III. Recitativo-Fantasia. Ben moderato06:38
- 15Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, FWV 8: IV. Allegretto poco mosso06:00
- Eugène Ysaÿe:
- 16Trio de concert "Le Chimay", for Violin, Viola and Cello18:07
- Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10, L. 85:
- 17String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10, L. 85: I. Animé et très décidé06:35
- 18String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10, L. 85: II. Assez vif et bien rythmé03:45
- 19String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10, L. 85: III. Andantino, doucement expressif08:00
- 20String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10, L. 85: IV. Très modéré07:37
- Ernest Chausson: Concert for Violin, Piano and String Quartet in D Major, Op. 21:
- 21Concert for Violin, Piano and String Quartet in D Major, Op. 21: I. Décidé15:07
- 22Concert for Violin, Piano and String Quartet in D Major, Op. 21: II. Sicilienne04:53
- 23Concert for Violin, Piano and String Quartet in D Major, Op. 21: III. Grave11:14
- 24Concert for Violin, Piano and String Quartet in D Major, Op. 21: IV. Finale (Très animé)11:37
- Eugène Ysaÿe:
- 25Légende norvégienne, for Violin and Piano11:59
- Guillaume Lekeu: Piano Quartet:
- 26Piano Quartet: I. Dans un emportement douloureux (Très animé)15:41
- 27Piano Quartet: II. Lent et passionné11:26
- Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata for Two Violins:
- 28Sonata for Two Violins: I. Poco lento, maestoso - Allegro fermo12:41
- 29Sonata for Two Violins: II. Allegretto poco lento08:17
- 30Sonata for Two Violins: III. Allegro vivo e con fuoco13:26
- Eugène Ysaÿe:
- 31Trio de concert en une partie "Le Londres", for Two Violins and Viola (Version in One Movement)14:04
- 32Rêve d'enfant, for Violin and Piano, Op. 1404:02
Info for A Tribute to Ysaÿe
Eugène Ysaÿe, a violin virtuoso admired by all his contemporaries, was an inheritor of what has justly been considered as the Belgian school of violin, whose ascendancy can be traced back to the beginning of the 19th century. His work as a composer, however, is much less well known today and it is this facet of his extraordinarily active life that we will explore here. He composed many different types of works; here we present his works for solo violin and orchestra, including two movements of violin concertos which are now available on record for the first time, and his chamber music. A great champion of the music of his time, Ysaÿe gave the first performances of a great number of works, many of which were dedicated to him as well as having been commissioned by him; the most well-known of these pieces are also included here. This fascinating boxed set from the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel is a fine example of the work of this important musical institution: it features the Chapel’s masters and the young soloists who trained there alongside two Belgian orchestras of international renown.
“His sense of style in music was inseparable from his keen sense of style in literature and life itself… Surely no more complete a man has ever been known to make a career of violin playing” (Yehudi Menuhin)
Yossif Ivanov, violin
Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, violin
Tedi Papavrami, violin
Maria Milstein, violin
Christian Arming, conductor
Lorenzo Gatto, violin
Renaud Capuçon, violin
Gary Hoffman, cello
Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège
Jean-Jacques Kantorow, violin
François-Xavier Roth, conductor
Stéphane Denève, conductor
The Brussels Philharmonic
was founded in 1935 by the Belgian public broadcaster (National Broadcasting Institute (NIR/INR)). Since its creation, it has worked with top international conductors and soloists. The orchestra was and is known to be a pioneer in performing contemporary music – a reputation that brought world-renowned composers such as Bartók, Stravinsky and Messiaen to Brussels. To this day, the Brussels Philharmonic is continuing this tradition, including a 21st-century work in almost every concert programme.
The orchestra’s historic home port is the Flagey building in Brussels, the heart of Europe, where it rehearses and performs in Studio 4 – in acoustic terms one of the top concert halls in the world – and which serves as its home base for concerts in Belgium and the rest of the world.
The French top conductor Stéphane Denève is the music director of the Brussels Philharmonic. His passion for 21st-century music and personal mission to create dialogue between the repertoire of the past and the future is fully in keeping with the orchestra’s DNA. This commitment finds expression not only in the concert programmes and recordings, but also in the CffOR platform (Centre for Future Orchestral Repertoire).. This online database seeks to collect core information about symphonic compositions since the year 2000, and thus to initiate a broad international dialogue about compositions that will withstand the test of time.
Meanwhile, Stéphane Denève is Music Director of the St. Louis Symphony, Principal Guest Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Director of the Centre for Future Orchestral Repertoire (CffOR). He has previously served as Chief Conductor of Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR) and Music Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Recognised internationally for the exceptional quality of his performances and programming, he regularly appears at major concert venues with the world’s greatest orchestras and soloists. He has a special affinity for the music of his native France, and is a passionate advocate for music of the 21st century.
is one of today's most charismatic and enterprising conductors. With a reputation for enterprising programming, his incisive approach and inspiring leadership are valued around the world. He is working with leading orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic and Staatskapelle, Royal Concertgebouw, Boston Symphony, Munich Philharmonic and Zurich Tonhalle.
As Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, concerts this season explore works by Bartók, Berio, Stravinsky and Elgar and feature a new commission from Sophya Polevaya. There will be visits to Paris and Lyon.
In his fifth Cologne opera season, he leads new productions of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde and Berlioz’ Béatrice et Bénédict and a revival of Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten. With the Gürzenich Orchestra, he continues his Bruckner cycle, exploration of Berlioz and features new commissions from Gander and Srnka alongside works by Bach, Rameau and Rebel. In celebration of the Beethoven Year, The New Academy carries the spirit with which Beethoven staged his academy concerts in Vienna into the here and now, juxtaposing intense moments of Beethoven’s music with particular, contemporary hallmark styles. The New Academy will tour to London, Munich, Hamburg and Lyon
A tireless champion of contemporary music, Roth is conductor of the ground-breaking LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme. He has premiered works by Yann Robin, Georg-Friedrich Haas and Simon Steen-Anderson and collaborated with composers like Pierre Boulez, Wolfgang Rihm, Jörg Widmann and Helmut Lachenmann.
His recording of Ravel's Daphnis & Chloé with Les Siècles won the 2018 Gramophone Award for Orchestral Album of the Year. Recent recordings of Debussy and Berlioz with Les Siècles and Mahler's Symphony no.3 with the Gürzenich Orchestra have been widely acclaimed. His debut concert as Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, The Young Debussy, has just been released on Blue Ray and DVD.