Album with pianist Dina Ivanova.
In 2019 Merel released her debut album Symbiosis together with pianist Dina Ivanova. The album includes their absolute favourite Sonata for violin and piano: the Franck Sonata. They combine this Sonata with compositions by two female composers: Poldwoski (daughter of the famous composer Henryk Wieniawski) and Mathilde Wantenaar.
Poldowski wrote her Sonata for violin and piano at a time when women weren’t allowed to vote. She had a very interesting life, especially for a woman of her time; she travelled across Europe as a concert pianist, designed haute-couture for the British Royal Family and wrote
beautiful late-romantic compositions. The Sprookjes (fairytales) by twenty-five-year-old composer Mathilde Wantenaar were written about a century later.
Symbiosis: Franck, Wantenaar, Poldowski
CD with pianist Dina Ivanova.
Poldowski (Irene Regina Wieniawska) (1879-1932) – Sonata in D minor
Mathilde Wantenaar (*1993) – Sprookjes: Musical Tales for Violin and Piano
César Franck (1822-1890) – Sonata for Piano and Violin in A major