Saint-Saëns & Ysaÿe: Rare transcriptions for violin and piano

Saint-Saëns & Ysaÿe: Rare transcriptions for violin and piano

Philippe Graffin (violin), Pascal Devoyon (piano)


Over the last few years Philippe Graffin has been on a voyage of discovery researching little-known works for the violin by well-known masters. March of this year saw the release of his particularly well-received disc of Rare French works for violin and orchestra, and this month we release a disc of works for violin and piano that also emerged from his investigations. These pieces have been uncovered in private collections and various libraries, including the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

These are fascinating transcriptions by Saint-Saëns, one of the most celebrated pianists of his time, and the equally celebrated violinist Ysaÿe. Having assisted in bringing them to light, Graffin performs them here with his customary virtuosity and grace, accompanied by the equally deft French pianist, Pascal Devoyon, on a disc that will educate, delight and amaze.

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