The superstar violinist and showman returns for another brilliantly varied recital
Maxim Vengerov violin
Roustem Saitkoulov piano
At the request of the Artist there has been a change of programme. The Shostakovich Violin Sonata in G major, Enescu Violin Sonata in A minor and Paganini Cantabile for Violin and Piano will no longer be performed. The Schubert Grand Duo will open the concert, followed by Beethoven’s Sonata No.7.
Schubert Grand Duo in A major (four mov.)
Beethoven Sonata No.7 in C minor Op.30 No.2 (four mov.)
Ravel Violin Sonata No.2 in G major (three mov.)
Ysaÿe Violin Sonata No.6 in E major Op.27 (for solo violin)
Ernst Introduction, Theme and Variations on the Irish Folksong ‘The Last Rose of Summer’ (for solo violin)
Paganini arr. Kreisler I Palpiti Op.13
After his rapturously well-received recital at Saffron Hall last year (four encores), the superstar violinist and showman Maxim Vengerov returns for another brilliantly varied recital designed to give full rein to both his dazzling technique and his staggering breadth of emotion. With pianist Roustem Saitkoulov, he performs several twentieth-century masterpieces, including Ravel’s jazz-inspired Sonata No 2 and Ysaÿe’s Sonata No 6, based on the seductive rhythms of the habanera. The concert also features several nineteenth-century showstoppers – including Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst’s polyphonic solo arrangement of the popular Irish folksong The Last Rose of Summer – which allow the violinist to demonstrate his breathtaking dexterity to the full.
This concert will finish at approximately 9.40pm