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Saltarelle carnavalesque, Op posth.


The Saltarello Carnavalesque was found after Ysaÿe’s death in his papers. Consequently, little is known about the work, or the period in which it was written, but it comes as a very different study in violin playing and in compositional character to the relatively early Mazurka. If the music itself poses few problems for the attentive listener, it is difficult not to agree with David Oistrakh regarding Ysaÿe’s technique and all-round mastery of the violin, when he said that ‘Ysaÿe stands out as the greatest innovator since Paganini’.

from notes by Robert Matthew-Walker © 2010


Romantic novelties for violin and orchestra
SIGCD224Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD224 track 5

Recording date
23 November 2007
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
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  1. Romantic novelties for violin and orchestra (SIGCD224)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: April 2010
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