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GADE, N.W.: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (Borup, Conner)


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GADE, N.W.: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (Borup, Conner)

Mendelssohn’s successor as the music director of the famous Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and a close friend of Joachim and the Schumanns, the Danish conductor and composer Niels Wilhelm Gade melded Nordic spirit with the technique of the Germanic masters. His three violin sonatas mark important stages in his career. The light-fingered First, dedicated to Clara Schumann, the mercurial Second, dedicated to Robert Schumann, and the weighty Third with its gorgeous Romanze each display different facets of his engaging musical personality. The acclaimed Danish violinist Hasse Borup and American pianist Heather Conner here make their Naxos début.

Gade, Niels Wilhelm

  Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Major, Op. 6
1.   I. Allegro di molto 00:08:14
2.   II. Andante con moto 00:06:37
3.   III. Allegro con espressione 00:09:08
  Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 21
4.   I. Adagio - Allegro di molto 00:06:53
5.   II. Larghetto - Allegro vivace 00:06:21
6.   III. Adagio - Allegro molto vivace 00:06:00
  Violin Sonata No. 3 in B-Flat Major, Op. 59
7.   I. Allegro con fuoco 00:07:22
8.   II. Allegro non troppo e scherzando 00:04:04
9.   III. Romanze: Andantino con moto 00:04:58
10.   IV. Finale: Allegro vivace 00:05:36

Total Playing Time: 01:05:13

Gade, Niels Wilhelm

Borup, Hasse; Conner, Heather

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570524

Barcode: 747313052479

Physical Release: 12/2009

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