Performance Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Kristóf Baráti

Weill Recital Hall
Bach wrote six works for unaccompanied violin, but the Partita No. 2 is especially memorable for its emotionally intense Chaconne movement. When Ysaÿe heard legendary Hungarian violinist Joseph Szigeti perform Bach’s sonatas, he was inspired to write his own. In his inventive A-Minor Sonata, he paraphrases Bach and also serves up a daring version of the Dies Irae, the Latin chant for the dead. Bartók’s sonata, the last work he completed before his death, was commissioned by the great violinist Yehudi Menuhin.

Part of Salon Encores.


  • Kristóf Baráti, Violin


  • YSAŸE Solo Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 27, No. 2
  • YSAŸE Solo Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 27, No. 3, "Ballade"
  • BACH Partita for Solo Violin No. 2 in D Minor
  • BARTÓK Solo Violin Sonata


Ysaÿe's Solo Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 27, No. 3, "Ballade"
Kristóf Baráti, Violin
Brilliant Classics

Distinctive Debuts is supported, in part, by endowment gifts from The Lizabeth and Frank Newman Charitable Foundation and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
This performance is part of Distinctive Debuts.

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