Concert Thursday, 13 July 2006, 7.30pm

by Sharona on May 4, 2006

Concerto Cristofori at Binham Priory, Norfolk

Grand Duo

Peter Hanson violin
Sharona Joshua Schantz fortepiano

Schubert Violin Sonatina in g minor D.408 (1816)
Mendelssohn Violin Sonata in f minor Op.4 (1823)
Beethoven Bagatelle for piano solo in C major Op.33 No.5 (1802)
Beethoven Violin Sonata (‘Spring’) in F major Op. 24 (1800-01)

Ferdinand David was considered one of the most famous violinists of the Romantic period. A friend and colleague to both Mendelssohn and Schubert, his music editions give us a glimpse into performance practice of the time, and enlighten us as to period fingerings, bowings and phrasings and musical style in general.

By using period instruments, and by highlighting these traditions, this eminent duo promises to convey the affect of this music in its purest form.

“An impressive debut for a welcome new group. [The violinist] retained a well-mannered sense of blend with his partner musicians, never dominating the show…Sharona Joshua combined a delicacy of touch and eloquence of expression with an impressive technique….”
Early Music Review

“Rarely have I enjoyed such excellent artists, each with an individual voice and rich instrumental sonority expressing musical ideas and emotions in such an unaffected manner. In ensemble every nuance and shading remained clear, almost conversation like, as one instrument interacted with the other, yet managing to preserve its own identity. Bravo!”
Maestro di Canto – Oleg Lapa

For further information go to the Binham Priory website

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