EUGENE YSAYE’S BELGIAN SCHOOL


Augustin Dumay is the last representative violinist of the Eugene Ysaye’s Belgian school. Oriented initially by Milstein, changed the character of the Russian bow, by the style of their Franco-Belgian, ancestors, when he studied with Grumiaux. Jessica Duchen, in his recent interview with him, tells us that: "In the mid-80’s got an album of chamber music by Fauré, containing even the Sonata for Violin and Piano, which I listen to constantly ready! I had discovered Gabriel Fauré". This Sonata, today represented by the recording in Duo with pianist Maria João Pires, was originally recorded by a young Augustin Dumay, also in duet with the young too pianist Jean-Philippe Collard.


This record is César Franck Sonate in La Majeur, the LP also contains: Andantino Quietoso op.6, and a Duo for Piano and Violin concertant op14 "Gulistan" / LVDSM 2 C069-14186, pressed in 1976 by Pathé in France. It remains to consider whether the recording with Maria João Pires has the same nostalgic atmosphere that characterized this first. - Saulo Zuccello