Shostakovich & R Strauss - Violin Sonatas | Audite AUDITE97759

Shostakovich & R Strauss - Violin Sonatas


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Label: Audite

Cat No: AUDITE97759

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 12th April 2019



Franziska Pietsch (violin)
Josu De Solaun (piano)


Shostakovich, Dmitri

Violin Sonata, op.134

Strauss, Richard

Violin Sonata in E flat major, op.18 TrV151


Franziska Pietsch (violin)
Josu De Solaun (piano)


The electrifying duo debut recording of violinist Franziska Pietsch and pianist Josu De Solaun features two masterpieces: the sonatas by Richard Strauss and Dmitri Shostakovich.

Since 2017, Pietsch and De Solaun have forged a remarkable partnership, each balancing and complimenting the other’s musical temperaments and sensibilities. A former child violin prodigy from East Germany, Franziska Pietsch led several prestigious orchestras in Germany and Luxembourg as concertmaster before embarking on a career as soloist and chamber musician. Josu De Solaun, the only Spanish pianist to win the Enescu and Iturbi competitions, has performed with orchestras and in recitals throughout the world. Together, these two artists breathe new life into two powerful compositions, presenting a complex, passionate, and emotional portrait of human existence.

The present recording is the start of several upcoming duo recording projects. In addition, Josu De Solaun will present his first solo recording on Audite with works by Janáček, Novák, and Suk. More solo recordings are being planned.

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