Chausson Poeme Op. 25 For Violin (Henle)
Edited by Peter Jost
Piano reduction by Johannes Umbreit
Fingering and bowing by Kurt Guntner
Chausson's best-known and most-loved composition which has become a staple of the violinist repertoire.
Poème was composed in response to a request from Eugene Ysaye for a violin concerto. Chausson felt unequal to the task of a concerto, writing to Ysaÿe: I hardly know where to begin with a concerto, which is a huge undertaking, the devil's own task. But I can cope with a shorter work. It will be in very free form with several passages in which the violin plays alone.
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