Ysaÿe’s Poème concertant: shining a light on a long-forgotten piece


Violinist Philippe Graffin has recorded a work for violin and orchestra by Eugène Ysaÿe that had lain undiscovered for more than a century. He speaks to Jessica Duchen about the love affair that inspired the piece, and what can be learnt from its discovery

The story is astonishing: an unknown work for violin and orchestra by Eugène Ysaÿe, found, orchestrated and recorded for the first time more than a century after its composition. Its name: Poème concertant

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