Ysaÿe Sonatas for Solo Violin Receiving Great Reviews
Karl Stobbe’s latest album has been receiving wonderful recognition from some prominent reviewers. Here are some links to these reviews.
The Classical Reviewer: http://theclassicalreviewer.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/canadian-violinist-karl-stobbe-gives.html?m=1
The Strad: http://m.thestrad.com/reviews/ysa-e-s-6-sonatas-for-solo-violin-op-27
And from London’s Sunday Times, which requires a subscription, so here is what respected reviewer Hugh Canning has to say:
“Better known ‘across the pond’ as a concert master and chamber musician, the Canadian Stobbe reveals himself as a master soloist, recalling the golden age of violin-playing enshrined in these solo sonatas dedicated to some of the composer’s contemporaries (Szigeti, Enescu, Kreisler, et al). Ysaÿe attempts a dazzling synthesis of Bach’s sonatas and partitas, of the “diabolical” Paganini’s Caprices, and of recent (in 1923) French and Spanish music. Stobbe is unfazed by the challenges, producing a breath-taking range of tone colours.”