Voyage musical to Nantes – E.Ysaye, II sonata for violin solo. Dialogue with
Nantes – city in west part of France. 50 km from the Atlantic coast, located on the Loire River. Is the sixth largest city in France (metropolitan area of about 900,000 inhabitants). The central point of the land hemisphere is in Nantes.
Nantes is the capital of the Pays de la Loire region, and the Loire-Atlantique département.
It is the largest city in traditional Brittany and is still regarded as its capital city.
It is a city which is Breton at heart – embodies the history of transition between the countryside and the sea, between Brittany and the Loire, and between the roots of identity and the openness to discovery.
Atlantic Coast near Nantes & Brittany
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E. Ysaye- II Sonata for violin solo, part I- Prelude
" A violin master must be a violinist, a thinker, a poet, a human being. He must have known hope, love, passion and despair. He must run the gamut of the emotions in order to express them all in his playing. " E.Ysaye
In 1923 Ysaye wrote six violin sonatas. He initiates a dialogue that transcends historical context.
To be continued...