recital program 2019/20


Fritz Kreisler: Recitativo and Scherzo, Op. 6

Giuseppe Tartini: Sonata in G minor, “The Devil’s Trill”

John Corigliano: STOMP (2011)

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Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata No. 2 in A minor, “Obsession”

Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006


Past Projects


György Kurtág: from Signs, Games & Messages

Népdalféle

Calmo, sognando

Perpetuum mobile – Vadas Ágnesnek

Doloroso – Garuzlyéknek

The Carenza Jig

… féerie d’automne …

György Kurtág: Tre Pezzi, Op. 14/e

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Violin in G Major, Op. 96


This recital program was built around Leoš Janáček’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, a work that served as the inspiration for British composer Kate Whitley’s Three Pieces. The often rhapsodic character of the Janáček is also reflected in the Debussy sonata, while Beethoven’s “Spring” sonata, though not without its own set of outbursts, acts as a foil to the rest of the program.


Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Violin in F Major, Op. 24, “Spring”

Leoš Janáček: Sonata for Violin and Piano 

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Kate Whitley: Three Pieces for Violin and Piano (2012)

Claude Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor


This program examines the concept of musical gesture in the hands of five composers: Ludwig van Beethoven, György Kurtág, Johann Sebastian Bach, Anton Webern, and Robert Schumann. By placing these pieces next to each other, and even interspersing them, the context of these works changes as they mirror and reflect upon each other.


Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Violin in A minor, Op. 23

György Kurtág/Johann Sebastian Bach: Signs, Games, and Messages/Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Hommage á J.S.B., Allemande, The Carenza Jig, Courante, Tamás Blum in memoriam, Sarabande, Anziksz Kellerannának, Gigue

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Anton Webern: Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 7

Robert Schumann: Sonata for Piano and Violin in A minor, Op. 105