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Philippe Graffin
Pijper & Escher: Violin Sonatas

 

ONYX4080

WILLEM PIJPER (1894–1947)
Sonata No.1 for violin and piano (1919)
1 I Commodo (Andante – Allegro) 4.54
2 II Tempo di menuetto tranquillo 3.31
3 III Quasi scherzando (Allegro) 5.38
 
Sonata for violin solo (1931)
4 I Allegro maestoso – 3.30
5 II Moderato – 4.10
6 III Adagio – 2.58
7 IV Veloce 3.15
 
Sonata No.2 for violin and piano (1922)
8 I Molto tranquillo 8.10
9 II Andantino leggiero 3.27
10 III Molto moderato 3.57
 
RUDOLF ESCHER (1912–1980)
Sonata for violin and piano (1950)
11 I Allegro 5.39
12 II Largo 9.10
13 III Allegro moderato – Allegro molto 6.37
 
ALEXANDER VOORMOLEN (1895–1980)
Pastorale for oboe and piano (transcribed for violin and piano, 1940)
14 Lento (ma non troppo) 5.14
 
TON DE LEEUW (1926–1996)
Sonatina for violin and piano (1955)
15 Vivace – Lento – Tempo I 6.18
Improvisation on the Dutch Christmas carol
16 ‘Midden in de winternacht’

 

Philippe Graffin
Clara & Robert Schumann

 

ONYX4062

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810–1856)
1 Violin Concerto in A minor op.129 20.35
(from Cello Concerto op.129, arr. Schumann)
I Nicht zu schnell
II Langsam
III Sehr lebhaft

CLARA SCHUMANN (1819–1896)
3 Romances for violin and piano op.22
2 I Andante molto 3.04
3 II Allegretto 2.57
4 III Leidenschaftlich schnell 3.44

ROBERT SCHUMANN
Violin Sonata no.2 in D minor op.121
5 I Ziemlich langsam – Lebhaft 12.43
6 II Sehr lebhaft 4.14
7 III Leise, einfach 6.02
8 IV Bewegt 8.40

Total timing: 62.01

 

Philippe Graffin
Hungarian Dances

 

ONYX4039

1 ERNÖ DOHNANYI
Andante Rubato alla Zingaresca 6.12
2 FRITZ KREISLER
Marche miniature viennoise 3.15
3 VITTORIO MONTI  Csárdás  4.39
4 JOHANNES BRAHMS
Hungarian Dance no. 2 in D minor 3.07
5 FRANZ VON VECSEY  Valse triste  2.46
FRANZ LISZT 
6 Mephisto Waltz No.1 S514 (arr. Milstein) 6.51
7 Romance oubliée S132  3.58
8 JOHANNES BRAHMS
Hungarian Dance No. 6 in B flat 3.32
9 JENÖ HUBAY Hejre Kati op.32 no.4  6.03
10-15  BELA BARTÓK
Romanian Folkdances Sz56 (arr.Szekely) 6.05
16 IOAN SCARLATESCU  Bagatelle 2.51
17  CLAUDE DEBUSSY 
La plus que lente (arr. Rocques) 4.30
JOHANNES BRAHMS
18 Hungarian Dance no. 9  2.32
19 Hymne zur Verherrlichung des grossen Joachim
(Hymn in honour of the Great Joachim) 3.07
Hebe Mensinga violin II, Szymon Marciniak bass
BELA BARTÓK  5 Duos for two violins
20 No 26: Teasing Song 0.18
21 No.28: Sorrow  2.18
22 No.32: Song from Máramaros 0.36
23 No.42: Arabian Song  1.22
24 No.43: Pizzicato 0.51
Tom Eisner violin II
JOHANNES BRAHMS
25 Hungarian Dance no.7 in A major 2.02
26 ARTHUR HARTMANN
L’amour, valse bluette  2.31
 
PHILIPPE GRAFFIN  violin
CLAIRE DÉSERT  piano, piano luthéal (3,9,16)