Henriëtte Bosmans Sonata for violin and piano

Henriëtte Bosmans’ passionate and lyrical Sonata for violin and piano, performed by our musicians Vesko Eschkenazy and Jeroen Bal is now available on Apple Music Classical in hi-res stereo and Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos (and from 8 December in stereo only on all other platforms).
Henriëtte Bosmans Sonata for violin and piano

Third recording

The Dutch composer and concert pianist Henriëtte Bosmans composed her Sonata for Violin and Piano over the course of several months in 1918. Remaining unpublished until 2021 this expressive, late romantic work was performed very rarely after its 1918 premiere and this 2022 studio recording is only the third recording of the piece. 

Bosmans album

For Bosmans, her Violin Sonata marked the beginning of a series of chamber music compositions, of which the Piano Trio is scheduled for recording later. This EP will be part of an all Bosmans album (RCO 23001, due for release 2024), also featuring the Concertstuk for Violin and Orchestra and the Piano Trio, where Vesko Eschkenazy and Jeroen Bal are joined by the orchestra’s principal cellist Gregor Horsch and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali.


Henriëtte Bosmans (1895-1952)

Sonata for Violin and Piano (1918) 24:25
Vesko Eschkenazy, violin
Jeroen Bal, piano

1] I. Allegro passionato, ma non troppo mosso 14:05
2] II. Non troppo presto 2:03
3] III. Adagio  3:54
4] IV. Moderato assai 4:23

Recorded at Amsterdamzaal, Amsterdam on 22 June 2022