Exploring Late Romanticism
Sara Trickey (violin), Daniel and Joseph Tong (piano)
Recorded on 7th and 8th December 2016 19:00pm, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College, University of Oxford as part of Richard Wigmore's JdP Study Days.
Late Romantic works by Fauré, Liszt and Brahms. In this first of three programmes exploring differing strands of late Romanticism, seductive violin-and-piano works by the French composer dubbed (by Debussy) ‘the master of charms’ frame music by two contrasting keyboard masters. The Liszt pieces reveal, respectively, the poet and the demonic showman, while Brahms’s little known four-hand variations are a hommage to the composer who had helped launch his career.
Fauré - Romance for violin and piano
Liszt - Petrarch Sonnet, No. 104
Liszt - Mephisto Waltz
Brahms - Variations for piano duet on a theme of Robert Schumann, Op. 23
Fauré - Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 13
Late Romantic works by Fauré, Brahms, Dvorák and Franck. The final instalment of our Romantic trilogy centres on two well-loved violin sonatas that combine sumptuous melody and dazzling yet lightly worn contrapuntal craft. Complementing them are Fauré’s ever-fresh ‘Dolly’ Suite, written for the daughter of his mistress Emma Bardac, and Dvorák’s colourful, quintessentially Czech cycle for piano duet.
Fauré - Dolly Suite
Brahms - Violin Sonata No. 2 in A, Op. 100
Dvorák - Legends, Op. 59
Franck - Violin Sonata in A major
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