On his first solo recording Henning Kraggerud, one of Scandinavia’s most sought after violinists, delivers a sensational reading of Ysaÿe six solo sonatas. These acknowledged masterpieces were dedicated to the greatest virtuosos of the composer’s day, and make great technical demands of the performer.
The Telegraph 19th July 2008
“On this disc [Ysaÿe’s Violin Sonatas] are revealed in all their creative ingenuity, force and vibrant virtuosity by one of the great talents of the new generation…All six sonatas make phenomenal demands on the performer, to which Kraggerud responds with complete mastery of the sheer physical hurdles, the complex counterpoint and the multiple stopping. Even more importantly, he possesses the interpretative insight to make the music bristle with character and with a powerfully communicative spectrum of expression.