Masterworks for violin and piano
Friday October 3rd 2014, 8.00pm
Little Missenden Church
|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart||Sonata in G, K301|
|Thomas Hyde||Sonata for violin and piano, op14|
|Johann Sebastian Bach||
Movements from B minor Partita BWV1004:
Allemande; Courante; Sarabande
|Ralph Vaughan Williams||The Lark Ascending|
|Miklós Rózsa||Variations on a Hungarian Peasant Song, op4|
We apologise for a late change in the the programme. The Ysaÿe will not now be played. Jennifer will perform three movements from Bach's B Minor partita, as above.
There are now only a few £8 seats left for this concert (restricted or obstructed view)
We open with two of this country’s most brilliant young performers.
Vaughan Williams’s Lark Ascending was written for piano accompaniment – the rising lark’s exquisite flights sound even more ethereal than in the orchestral version we’re used to.
The delightful Sonata in G is the essence of Mozart – effortlessly melodious, charming yet profound. A sprightly and joyous opening, then a gracious dance with a reflective minor key Sicilienne at its core.
Some of the finest music was written for solo violin – Bach’s solo sonatas and partitas are miracles of expression. Jennifer plays three movements from his superb B minor Partita including the very beautiful Sarabande.
Thomas Hyde’s three-movement violin sonata (world première), written for Jennifer Pike, was inspired by Philippe Petit’s 1974 tightrope walk between the Twin Towers.
These charming Variations on a Hungarian Peasant Song show Miklós Rózsa’s great affection for his native folk music.
Jennifer Pike is an exciting talent – youngest BBC Young Musician of the Year (2002), then a New Generation Young Artist. “Dazzling interpretative flair and exemplary technique” (Classic FM)
Tom Poster’s piano playing has won him many prizes, and many admirers. The Guardian called him a “young lion” of the piano.
“His versatility and unerring sense of what works best marks him out as a musician’s musician and everyone in the business should be beating a path to his door” (MusicWeb International)