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03 Bach Karl StobbeYsaÿe, J. S. Bach & Paganini
Karl Stobbe
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1. Violin Sonata in E Minor, Op. 27 No. 4: III. Finale. Presto ma non troppo

2. Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002: VII. Tempo di bourrée

3. 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1, MS 25: No. 24 in A Minor


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Canadian violinist Karl Stobbe presents works for solo violin by Ysaÿe, J.S. Bach & Paganini in a digital release that is part of a six-album series based on the Bach Sonatas & Partitas (Leaf Music LM294

The Bach work here is the Partita No.1 in B Minor, BWV1002, with Ysaÿe’s Sonata in E Minor, Op.27 No.4 (dedicated to Fritz Kreisler) opening the recital and three of Paganini’s 24 Caprices Op.1 – No.9 in E Major, No.17 in E-flat Major and No.24 in A Minor – closing it. There is a hidden connection here: Kreisler apparently had a special affinity for this particular Bach Partita, and also arranged the Paganini Caprices for violin and piano.

Technical difficulties don’t seem to present any challenge for Stobbe, who handles everything with ease with his 1806 Nicolas Lupot violin and 1790 François Xavier Tourte bow.

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