A pedagogical approach to Eugene Ysaye's Six sonatas for solo violin, op. 27
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This paper takes a pedagogical approach to Eugène Ysaÿe’s Six Sonatas for Solo Violin, Opus 27, in particular and, more generally, an overview of Ysaÿe’s place in his own time and in ours as violinist, teacher, and composer. Chapter 1 includes biographical information about Ysaÿe, as well as a description of the overall composition and conception of the six sonatas. Chapters 2 through 7 examine each individual sonata regarding what inspired the compositions, information about their dedications, and a brief overview of the structure of each movement. Finally, a pedagogical guide offers preparatory exercises and suggested practice techniques for the most challenging passages in each movement. This serves as a practical guide for violinists interested in learning and performing these sonatas.