Violin Recital


Antonin Dvorak
Sonatina in G major
Eugene Ysaye
Sonata No 4 for solo violin
Isao Matsushita
To The Air Of Time
Henryk Wieniawski
Variations on an Original Theme

This is the sparkling debut CD from the accalaimed winner of the 2004 Uralsk International Violin Competition. This colourful and varied recital includes sensational virtuoso masterpieces by Wieniawski and Ysaye as well as the delicately beautiful To The Air of Time by contemporary Japanese composer Isao Matsushita. The recital opens with Dvorak‘s tender and intimate, folk-influenced Sonatina.

Atsuko Sahara appears here with the celebrated pianist, John Lenehan.

The second Uralsk International Violin Competition was held between January 16th and 20th, 2004 and was made possible through the generous support of Mr. Krymbek Kusherbayev (Akim of West Kazakhstan Oblast) and Karachaganak Petroleum Operating bv, under the leadership of John Morrow. First Prize was awarded to Atsuko Sahara (Japan). This CD commemorates her fine achievement in a competition of the very highest standard featuring young soloists from Kazakhstan, Russia, Europe, East Asia and other countries. The celebrated Kazakh violinist and Chairman of the Jury, Marat Bisengaliev announced the award of the joint first prize after the Final on January 21st, 2004. It is with sincere and grateful thanks to the Akim, Mr. Kusherbayev and to Mr. John Morrow (from KPO), that the making of this CD and the staging of the competition were made possible.

    Antonin Dvorak
  1. Sonatina in G major - (i) Allegro risoluto
  2. Sonatina in G major - (ii) Larghetto
  3. Sonatina in G major - (iii) Scherzo
  4. Sonatina in G major - (iv) Finale
  5. Eugene Ysaye
  6. Sonata No 4 - (i) Allemanda
  7. Sonata No 4 - (ii) Sarabande
  8. Sonata No 4 - (iii) Finale
  9. Isao Matsushita
  10. To The Air Of Time
  11. Henryk Wieniawski
  12. Variations on an Original Theme