Showcase concert: Monday 13 July

So much of 19th Century repertoire was written to showcase the ability of itinerant solo musicians, who went from salon to salon (and patron to patron) giving concerts throughout Europe. Wieniawski and Ernst certainly fall into this category, although Brahms did not go that route; the middle movement of his Cello Sonata in E minor is not normally thought of as a salon piece, but in its slightly quirky manner it suits that environment. The inclusion of Ysaÿe’s 5th sonata in the middle of the programme indicates the direction of further developments in violin technique; all of these pieces are in marked contrast to the outpouring of notes in Liszt’s fiery Etude, Mazeppa.

This concert will go live at 7.30pm on Monday 13 July.

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