SATURDAY 31 JANUARY 2015, 7.45pm, St Andrew's & St George's West
Rachel Podger (violin) and Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano) –
Mozart and Beethoven Violin Sonatas

Mozart - Sonata for violin & piano in B flat major K454; Sonata for violin & piano in D major K306; Sonata for violin & piano in E flat major K302
Beethoven - Sonata for violin & piano in C minor Op 30/2

This programme explores two major exponents of the sonata, the main form for experimentation in the Classical period. Mozart's violin sonatas display virtuosity along with clear classic style and Mannheim School influences, while Beethoven's shows the newer developments in this style at the beginning of the nineteenth century. This performance will feature a copy of a fortepiano by Johann Schantz of c.1790, ideal for this repertoire. Podger and Bezuidenhout have both virtuosity and stylistic flair and their performances are bound to captivate.

"Rachel Podger lets the music shine – what unity of art and personality!"

"Deeply moving, highly virtuosic and full of joy" – Göttinger Tagblatt

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Rachel Podger and Kristian Bezuidenhout
Photos: Jonas Sacks; Marco Borggreve