Art of the Recital presents:
Spring, 2019: Liberation
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Ysaye Solo Sonata No 4
Schnittke Sonata No 1
Messiaen Last Movement from the Quartet for the End of Time
Dvorak Songs My Mother Taught Me
Following the virtuosic unaccompanied Ysaye and the beloved Franck Sonata, we take a journey of musical and emotional liberation. Fiercely human and personal, the Schnittke Sonata has long been celebrated as a masterwork, yet many audience members may have the first chance to hear it live!
The 31-year-old Messiaen wrote his “Quartet for the End of Time” as a prisoner of war in Germany. Premiered in 1941 by three of his fellow prisoners and Messiaen himself, the final movement is for violin and piano alone, and reflects back to us all that is pain and all that is freedom.