Geminiani: Violin Sonatas, Op. 4 / Ruhadze, Nepomnyashchaya

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Ruhadze plays Geminiani: the latest volume in a revelatory project breathing new life into the founding figures of the Italian violin school of the 18th century.

While Geminiani's Op. 1 collection dates from 1714, just two years after he'd settled in London, Op. 4 was published in 1739, alongside a revision of Op. 1. In the meanwhile he had become known, not only in England but across Europe, for the brilliance and imagination of his playing, which transfers itself so readily on to the pages of these sonatas. They posed the stiffest challenge to violinists of their time – perhaps only Geminiani himself could have done them full justice – and yet now they come alive under the fingers of Ruhadze with new energy in which flamboyance is balanced with grace and elegance.

Product Description:

  • Release Date: November 17, 2023

  • Catalog Number: BRI96636

  • UPC: 5028421966366

  • Label: Brilliant Classics

  • Number of Discs: 2

  • Period: Baroque

  • Composer: Francesco Geminiani

  • Performer: Igor Ruhadze, Alexandra Nepomnyashchaya


  1. Sonatas for violin and basso continuo (12), Op. 4

    Composer: Francesco Geminiani

    Performer: Igor Ruhadze (Violin), Alexandra Nepomnyashchaya (Keyboard)