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Eugene Ysaye (1858-1931) is considered to be one of the greatest violinists of all time. When physical ailments forced him to stop playing, Ysaye turned to conducting and composition. Among his most famous works are the six Sonatas for Solo Violin Op 27 which he composed in 1923. The second sonata, Obsession, begins by quoting the well-known opening measures of JS Bach's Partita in E major BWV 1006. Ysaye then introduces the age-old Dies Irae sequence from a medieval Requiem Mass with great impact throughout the work. Helene Schulthess adapted the first movement of Obsession, which has no double-stops, for flute. The arrangement was first played publicly on 19th October 2014 in the Giacometti Hall in Zurich.
Performance duration (approx): 4'00
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).