David Felberg Records at Canterbury

On 17 November 2020, David Felberg recorded the second unaccompanied sonata in A Minor (opus 27) by Eugène-Auguste Ysaÿe (1858 –1931). This brilliant piece, which quotes J. S. Bach and the Dies Irae plainchant, is in four movements:

  1. Obsession; Prelude
  2. Malinconia
  3. Danse des Ombres; Sarabande
  4. Les furies

The sonata was a gift by the composer to a younger student Jacques Thibaud. It is said that Thibaud used the Bach prelude in E major as a warmup piece.

A google search will reveal many sets of program notes abut the work for further discussion, however, you can get some basic information about this sonata on Wikipedia.

The recording showcases the splendid acoustics at Canterbury, as well as Mr. Felberg’s expressive musicianship and technical mastery.

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