Six Violin Sonatas, Op. 27 - for Violin solo by Eugene Ysaye (1858-1931). Edited by Norbert Gertsch. For Violin. Violin. Henle Music Folios. Pages: IX and 48. Solo part. 66 pages. G. Henle #HN776. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480776).
First came Johann Sebastian Bach's sonatas and partitas, then Nicola Paganini's caprices. Now, with the op. 27 sonatas of Eugene Ysaye, the key works in the repertoire for unaccompanied violin are available in urtext editions from Henle. Ysaye peppered these challenging works with extraordinary difficulties, dedicating each of them to a virtuoso violinist of his day and tailoring it to suit his special capabilities. Thanks to newly discovered source material, we are able to present a “definitive text” that in many respects supersedes the previously available text from the first edition.