Yume Fujise (violin); Sten Heinoja (piano)

Friday 15 November, 2019 at 01:10 pm

Beethoven Violin Sonata No.7, Op.30 No.2
Prokofiev Five Melodies for Violin and Piano, Op.35
Britten Waltz from Violin Suite Op.6

We are delighted to welcome Yumi and her regular duo partner Sten to Manchester for a rare Japanese-Estonian partnership.

They begin their programme with Beethoven’s brooding and fiery Sonata in C minor (possibly Beethoven’s most characteristic key).

Prokofiev was a great melodist (something occasionally obscured by his quirky, sidestepping harmonies) and these five highly characterised and contrasting pieces have become a staple of the violin repertoire.

The recital will conclude with Britten’s Waltz, taken from his early Suite—he was something of a prodigy both as a composer and a pianist, and his early music combines witty pastiche with great originality and humour.


Supported by the Stephen Bell Trust

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