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Emily Sun, violin; Joseph Havlat, piano

Friday 14 June 2024

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In 1918, the 21-year-old Erich Wolfgang Korngold received a commission to write incidental music for a Vienna production of Shakespeare’s comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. Wartime restrictions, along with the intimacy of the theatre, with its small orchestra pit, necessitated that the work be scored for a chamber ensemble which Korngold then transformed into a suite and finally rearranged for solo violin and piano. Mendelssohn’s F major sonata is something of a concerto for both instruments while remaining true to the form. Owing much to Beethoven, the result is both coherent and exhilarating.

Mendelssohn – Sonata in F Major

Korngold  Much ado about nothing suite

György Kurtág – Three Pieces, Op. 14e

Emily Sun violin

Joseph Havlat piano

Dates, Times & Book

Fri 14 Jun 1:00 PM £10 Book

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