Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | 8 PM
Özgür Aydin, Piano
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major
WEBERN Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 7
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 6 in A Major
GEORGE CRUMB Four Nocturnes (Night Music II)
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, "Kreutzer"
DEBUSSY "The Girl with the Flaxen Hair" (arr. Hartmann)
KREISLER Tambourin chinois
Beethoven wrote three sonatas for violin and piano in the key of A major, and Midori and pianist Özgür Aydin perform them all on this recital. Of the most famous, the spirited “Kreutzer” Sonata, Midori says, “I am always struck by the sheer energy and control necessary for the bursts of emotional intensity.” The duo brings the same energy and emotional force to Webern’s laconic Four Pieces for Violin and Piano and Crumbs’s Four Nocturnes (Night Music II), a hauntingly delicate work with a prevailing sense of suspension of time.