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GADE, N.W.: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (Astrand, Salo)

GADE, N.W.: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (Astrand, Salo)

Composer(s):Gade, Niels Wilhelm
Artist(s) Salo, Per, piano • Astrand, Christina, violin
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.226066
Label Dacapo
Quality   320kbps
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Review By David Denton,Naxos,March 2009

The leading figure in Danish music in the 19th century, Niels Gade began his working life as a violinist, a fondness for the instrument shown in the three violin sonatas. Today his reputation largely endures through recordings of his symphonies, making this new release a valuable addition to the catalogue.The earliest sonata came from the young composer at the age of twenty-five, influences of his Scandinavian background still fresh, youthful, and musically uncluttered. From the rippling piano opening, the first movement is joyful and lightly animated; the second slow and tender, and a greater feeling of inner strength for the final allegro. Seven years later his style had been penetrated by Germanic influences. There remained the rippling accompaniment of which he



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