Unlike other late works by Franck, his sonata for violin (1886) was immediately warmly welcomed by the public and the critics.
The sonata is dedicated to Eugène Ysaÿe who, with his impeccable technique, aroused the admiration of his contemporaries. Ysaÿe was so excited that he promised, "I will play this masterpiece wherever I find an artistic pianist."
Since then, nothing has changed the audience's enthusiasm for this work, but it was time to revise the old Henle edition in the light of the current state of research.
In particular, it has been proved that Franck was closely involved in the reading of the printing proofs, so that this new edition is based not only on the autograph manuscript, but also takes into account the many additions to the first edition.
The annotation of the violin part of this edition is due to Yehudi Menuhin. Daniel Hope has been adapting the revised musical text.
Preface in French, English and German.
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