Gérard Jarry Plays The Music Of Martinon – 1952 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Gérard Jarry - Prize Winner at 16.

Gérard Jarry – Prize Winner at 16.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Martinon: Sonatine for Solo Violin – Gérard Jarry, vln – ORTF Recital, circa 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

A short one this week – a little under 6 minutes. The Sonatine for Solo Violin by the Conductor/Composer Jean Martinon, as played in this broadcast recital, circa 1952 by the 1951 Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud Prize Winner Gérard Jarry.

After winning the prize, at the tender age of 16, Jarry went on to an illustrious career as well as Professor of Violin at the Paris Conservatory where he taught until his death in 2004. Jarry was a much sought after violinist for contemporary works, as well as a founding member of the famous Trio á cordes Francais in 1959.

It’s doubtful this broadcast performance has been reissued and it’s not certain the Martinon Sonatine (of which there are 3) has been widely played or recorded.

But enjoy anyway.

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1 Response

  1. Jean Thorel says:

    A very interesting post ! THX Gordon. This Sonatine looks to remain more known as a competition work than performed in concert purpose. His symphonies/ concertos are also very interesting but seems unfortunately forgotten or negligted nowadays. A real pity. Among others his Ouverture pour une tragedie grecque (from his opera Hecube) or his Symphony #2 ( Hymne a la Vie) are amazing.