LABELS: Philips Duo
WORKS: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 1
PERFORMER: Henryk Szeryng (violin), Ingrid Haebler (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: 462 185-2
There may be some doubts over the rather uningratiating recorded sound and Haebler’s occasionally heavy articulation. But these are swept aside in the face of Szeryng’s exquisitely sweet-toned playing, his elegant phrasing and natural sense of line. The partnership is heard at its very finest in the poignant E minor Sonata (K304), which achieves the necessary balance between Classical poise and Romantic sentiment.