Baráti records Ysaÿe solo sonatas
Kristóf Baráti has recorded all six Ysaÿe violin solo sonatas between 10-12 January in the Kodály Centre at Pécs. The CD is due to be released by the Dutch label Brilliant Classics in Autumn 2013.

Written by the foremost violinist of his, and perhaps any other time, these six sonatas contain every imaginable - and some unimaginable - technical, tonal, and musical challenge for the instrument and the player. Ysaÿe's acknowledged models were Bach and Paganini, his inspiration six friends and colleagues whose playing he especially admired and to each of whom a sonata is dedicated, tailored to his instrumental and interpretive gifts. Although Ysaÿe had stopped performing, he poured into these sonatas his peerless knowledge of the violin and its resources, along with his lifelong experience of it as an expressive tool, creating what is widely regarded by both players and listeners as a set of masterpieces.