Kontrapunkt 32195

Edward Grieg: Violin Sonatas

Nikolai Madojan violin

Elisabeth Westenholz piano

1. SONATA No. 1, Op. 8 in F major

2. SONATA No. 2, Op. 13 in G major

3. SONATA No. 3, Op. 45 in C minor

total playing time: 66:37

recorded September 1994

10 months after the highly successful debut CD (KPT 32185 “Prokofiev:Violin Sonatas and Five Melodies”) Armenia’s prodigious young talent Nikolai Madojan visited Denmark again to record Grieg’s sonatas with veteran Elisabeth Westenholz.

The Gramophone wrote on Madojan/Westenholz duo’s “Prokofiev” recording in comparison with the Perlman/Ashkenazy recording, “ Nikolai … has a natural feeling…his is the more thought-provoking…Westenholz refreshingly tender-hearted and imaginative. ..Kontrapunkt’s CD is a good one and will not disappoint those who are attracted by the programme …”

Advertised in full page/four colour in The Gramophone April 1995

1. Sonata No. 1 Op. 8 F Major: Allegro con brio (Edvard Grieg)
2. Sonata No. 1 Op. 8 F Major: Allegretto quasi andantino (Edvard Grieg)
3. Sonata No. 1 Op. 8 F Major: Allegro molto vivace (Edvard Grieg)
4. Sonata No. 2 Op. 13 G Major: Lento dolorose – poco allegro – allegro vivace (Edvard Grieg)
5. Sonata No. 2 Op. 13 G Major: Allegretto tranquillo (Edvard Grieg)
6. Sonata No. 2 Op. 13 G Major: Allegro animato (Edvard Grieg)
7. Sonata No. 3 Op. 45 C Minor: Allegro molto ed appassionato (Edvard Grieg)
8. Sonata No. 3 Op. 45 C Minor: Allegretto (Edvard Grieg)
9. Sonata No. 3 Op. 45 C Minor: Allegro animato (Edvard Grieg)

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