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 lyrical Violin Sonata No. 2. Stravinsky’s Suite italienne is a refined, virtuosic pastiche of melodies by the Italian Baroque composer Pergolesi, while Respighi’s Violin Sonata moves the heart with its haunting slow movement and quickens the pulse with daredevil fireworks in its finale.