CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS
Saturday, November 22, 2014 | 8 PM
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
The New York Times has cited violinist Leonidas Kavakos’s playing for its “balance of pyrotechnics and lyricism,” while the San Francisco Chronicle called Yuja Wang “… quite simply the most dazzlingly, uncannily gifted pianist in the concert world today.” The superstar duo performs Schumann’s passionate Violin Sonata No. 2 and Brahms’s melodic Violin Sonata No. 2. Written during his years as a student and not published until after his death, Ravel's Violin Sonata is a charmingingly lyrical work, while Respighi's Violin Sonata moves the heart with its haunting slow movement and quickens the pulse with daredevil fireworks in its finale.