Bach. Beethoven. Brahms. Mozart

Art of the Recital presents:

Fall/Winter, 2019: Bach. Beethoven. Brahms. Mozart

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 3:00 PM, Congregational Church of Topsfield, MA

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 3:00 PM, Payson Park Church in Belmont, MA

Mozart           Sonata in e minor, K 304

Beethoven     Sonata No 10

Bach               Solo Partita No 2

Brahms          Sonata No 3 in d minor

Four masterworks by Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms – selected for their sheer intensity of emotion and artistic power.

Beethoven’s Sonata No 10 is the latest and final sonata for violin and piano ever written by the composer, and reflects his maturing style and profound sensitivity for the human condition.  Enescu, the famous violinist, referred to it as “the true Spring Sonata.”

Brahms’ Sonata No 3 is also the final violin and piano sonata written by this great Romantic composer.  Personal and filled with love, it is equal parts passionate and comforting.

Bach’s Solo Partita No 2 includes the legendary “Chaconne” movement.  Often called the greatest work every written for solo violin, it is a dazzling display of Baroque virtuosity and a powerful, transformative work of art.

Mozart’s Sonata in e minor, K 304, is a brief but haunting piece in two movements.  Mozart, master of beauty and the joy of life, crafts a tender mix of love, fragility, exuberance, and sincerity.

Listen to Joshua and Eliko perform the Larghetto from Beethoven’s Violin Concerto:

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