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Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas for Solo Violin, Op. 27
The Dutch violinist impressed not only with her flawless technique and intensity of tone, but also with her mastery of a broad palette of expressive means
- Rheinische Post
In the middle range her Guarneri sounds mysterious and erotic, in the top range brilliant and noble. - Westfalenpost
With her powerful and confident playing Frederieke Saeijs creates a spectrum of sound almost like that of a full orchestra. - Märkishe Allgemeine
Frederieke Saeijs Linn debut sees the Dutch violinist realize a lifelong ambition to put her personal stamp on Ysaÿes homage to her chosen instrument and its celebrated virtuosos.
With inspiration drawn from the great violin masters, Ysaÿes Op. 27 has in turn inspired many violinists to transcend technical boundaries and claim their own position among the greats.
In a career-defining recording Saeijs delivers a wholly immersive performance full of colour and flair.
Overflowing with poetry and imagination Ysaÿes sonatas balance thrilling pyrotechnics with lyrical expression, emotional challenges with ferocious technique.
Utilising a broad palette of tones and dynamics Saeijs powerful emotional narrative captures the distinct characterisation of each dedicatee: Joseph Szigeti, Jacques Thibaud, Georges Enesco, Fritz Kreisler, Mathieu Crickboom and Manuel Quiroga.
Saeijs performs on her beloved Guarneri violin, which is named after Queen Elisabeth of Belgium Ex Reine Elisabeth, who herself played the violin and was taught by Ysaÿe.
Dutch violinist Frederieke Saeijs drew international attention after winning the 2005 Long-Thibaud International Violin Competition in Paris which led to concert invitations from all over the world.
Saeijss solo engagements include the Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, Dortmund Philharmoniker, Orchestre National de France, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Residentie Orchestra The Hague, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, and
the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.
Concert tours have brought Saeijs to North and South America, Asia, the Middle East, and many countries in Europe.
Saeijs has performed live for Radio France in Montpellier and Paris, for Radio Suisse Romande in Switzerland and for Radio 4 in The Netherlands.
Sonata No. 1 in G minor (À Joseph Szigeti)
1. Grave: Lento assai
2. Fugato: Molto moderato
3. Allegretto poco scherzoso: Amabile
4. Finale con brio: Allegro fermo
Sonata No. 2 in A minor (À Jacques Thibaud)
5. Obsession: Prelude: Poco vivace
6. Malinconia: Poco lento
7. Danse des ombres: Sarabande: Lento
8. Les Furies: Allegro furioso
9. Sonata No. 3 in D minor Ballade (À Georges Enesco)
Sonata No. 4 in E minor (À Fritz Kreisler)
10. Allemanda: Lento maestoso
11. Sarabande: Quasi lento
12. Finale: Presto ma non troppo
Sonata No. 5 in G major (À Mathieu Crickboom)
13. L'Aurore: Lento assai
14. Danse rustique
15. Sonata No. 6 in E major (À Manuel Quiroga)
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