Reger - Violin Sonatas op.42 | CPO 7777622

Reger - Violin Sonatas op.42


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Label: CPO

Cat No: 7777622

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 29th July 2016



Ulf Wallin (violin)


Reger, Max

Sonatas (4) for solo violin, op.42


Ulf Wallin (violin)


Max Reger’s Sonatas for Solo Violin op.42 conclude this complete recording of his violin oeuvre. Opus 42 represents a supreme challenge for the Swedish violinist Ulf Wallin, both technically and musically. It is not without reason that Reger is strongly associated with “chromatic polyphony”.

In his late oeuvre Reger’s great love for Mozart is reflected in his efforts to achieve transparency and simplicity. Reger himself described his works as very difficult technically and came to the conclusion that they usually intimidated interpreters – but not Ulf Wallin, who outstandingly meets and masters this challenge.


Ulf Wallin doesn’t so much take all this in his stride as stride into the fray with total confidence, his playing agile, tonally rich, spiky where necessary and brilliant too. … Wallin’s combination of musical sensitivity and technical excellence makes him a secure front-runner. A superb CD.  Rob Cowan
Gramophone September 2016
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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