Karl Stobbe Launches His Latest Project

May 2, 2014

Today, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra held a CD release for the latest project of their associate concertmaster, Karl Stobbe. Karl’s album, Ysaÿe Sonatas for Solo Violin, won’t be officially released until May 12, 2014 on the Avie record label, but the launch at the Winnipeg’s Centennial Concert Hall offered a preview of Stobbe’s towering accomplishment.

To quote from his description of the compositions, Stobbe says, “…1923, when the extraordinary Belgian violinist, composer, conductor, and teacher Eugene Ysaÿe wrote these Six Sonatas for solo violin, combining the polyphonic textures and compositional imagination of Bach with the technical wizardry of Paganinni, to establish what many consider to be a definitive modern violin technique.”

The warm and enthusiastic audience was treated to live performances of excerpts from the album and the advance copies were selling like hotcakes.

Watch for the record in stores or go to the “Clients” section of this website and click on the “Ysaÿe Sonatas for Solo Violin” link to be directed to the Avie label website.

Joe and Karl

Joe and Karl

Giving the audience a taste

Giving the audience a taste

Karl describing the pieces for the audience

Karl describing the pieces for the audience.

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