Some of music’s newest stars continue to amaze. Such is the case with violinist Alina Ibragimova, who is featured on the CD of the Month for May, 2016 at my Blog.
Her new album contains the following Mozart:Violin Sonatas:
Violin Sonata No. 5 in B flat major, K10
Violin Sonata No. 9 in C major, K14
Violin Sonata No. 15 in F major, K30
Violin Sonata No. 18 in G major, K301
Violin Sonata No. 21 in E minor, K304
Violin Sonata No. 27 in G major, K379
Violin Sonata No. 33 in E flat major K481
All performed by Alina Ibragimova (violin), and Cédric Tiberghien (piano)
Mozart’s violin sonatas span the composer’s entire career—the early ones are billed as piano sonatas with optional violin accompaniment—and they develop over the years into the first triumphs of the modern genre.
Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien have been thrilling audiences worldwide with these works, and now the first instalment is available as a highly desirable album.
The May issue of Gramophone Magazine wrote:
“It would be hard to imagine more persuasive performances than we have here from the ever-rewarding Tiberghien-Ibragimova duo: delicate without feyness, rhythmically buoyant…, and never seeking to gild the lily with an alien sophistication.”