Ilya Gringolts & Peter Laul - Stravinsky: Music for Violin, Vol. 1
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 60:38 min | 237 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017
In his autobiography, Igor Stravinsky wrote of his not having had any ‘great liking’ for the combination of strings and piano. That there nevertheless are a number of chamber works by him featuring the violin is to a large extent due to the violinist Samuel Dushkin. The two were introduced to each other by Stravinsky’s German music publisher who wanted to persuade him to compose a violin concerto. They obviously hit it off: their collaboration continued after the concerto had come into being in 1931, and they devised a recital programme to perform together on tours.