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Carolin Widmann violin – Alexander Lonquich piano

Programme

Sonata for Violin and Piano no. 1, op. 78 Johannes Brahms
Sonata for violin and piano Leoš Janáček
Sonata for violin and piano, op. 18 Richard Strauss


So well do they play together, that a recital by Carolin Widmann and Alexander Lonquich is like listening to a single musician. Over the years they have regularly shared the stage, and in 2012 they recorded a much admired album of Schubert's work. Here too, Lonquich and Widmann perform works by two of their compatriots: the majestically lyrical Violin Sonata, op. 18, by a young Richard Strauss, and Violin Sonata No. 1 by Johannes Brahms, famously known as the “Rain Sonata”. Between these works you will hear Leoš Janáček's Violin Sonata, a piece that is bursting with emotion, just like every other piece of music created by the Czech composer during the prolific and successful twilight of his career.