Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège & Jean-Jacques Kantorow – Ysaÿe: Harmonies du soir (2014)
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Over time, the memory of Eugène Ysaÿe (Liège, 1858‑ Brussels, 1931) the brilliant virtuoso gradually supplanted that of Ysaÿe the composer in the public consciousness. It should be reminded that Eugène Ysaÿe created in his poems for string instruments a totally new and original genre, distinguishing himself by a competence in writing and a harmonic richness that were far removed from the purely virtuosic merits of his early compositions.
These poems are therefore thoroughly deserving of rediscovery. The French conductor Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Ysaÿe’ʹs great specialist, leads the Liège Royal Philharmonic and soloists through works for violin and orchestra, for cello and orchestra, for two violins and orchestra and for string quartet and orchestra.
Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931)
01. Méditation pour violoncelle et orchestre, Op. 16
02. Harmonies du soir pour quatuor à cordes et orchestre, Op. 31
03. Poème élégiaque pour violon et orchestre, Op. 12
04. Sérénade pour violoncelle et orchestre, Op. 22
05. Amitié pour deux violons et orchestre, Op. 26
06. Exil pour orchestre à cordes, Op. 25
Liège Royal Philharmonic
Jean-Jacques Kantorow, conductor