Maxim Emelyanychev | piano
Aylen Pritchin | violin
Maxim Emelyanychev and violinist Aylen Pritchin travel from Brahms to the great plains of Grieg’s Far North.
Brahms Sonata for violin and piano No. 1 op. 78
Dvořák Romance for violin and piano op. 11
Grieg Sonata for violin and piano op. 45
“Aylen Pritchin’s sound is luminous, his bow arm imperial,” was Diapason magazine’s verdict. In 2014, the judges of the Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition agreed, awarding him First Prize. The Russian violinist reunites with his friend Maxim Emelyanychev, his partner on a 2021 recording of Brahms for the Aparté label, in a pairing which Classica magazine compared to Suk and Katchen and to Perlman and Ashkenazy. After a detour to Dvořák’s native Bohemia, we head North for Grieg’s last chamber work, a farewell to the genre without a hint of sadness, and with good reason. Two decades before his death, he was already writing for the younger generation as the violinist he had in mind was not yet twenty years old.
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