CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Bach wrote six works for unaccompanied violin, but the Partita No. 2 is especially memorable for its emotionally intense Chaconne movement. When Ysaÿe heard legendary Hungarian violinist Joseph Szigeti perform Bach’s sonatas, he was inspired to write his own. In his inventive A-Minor Sonata, he paraphrases Bach and also serves up a daring version of the Dies Irae, the Latin chant for the dead. Bartók’s sonata, the last work he completed before his death, was commissioned by the great violinist Yehudi Menuhin.
Part of Salon Encores.