Wednesday 2nd August 2023
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Aberystwyth SY23 3DE
Describing the piano and violin of his Sonata as “essentially incompatible instruments, which not only do not sink their differences, but accentuate incompatibility to an even greater degree”, it is hard to believe that Ravel’s Violin Sonata No. 2 now stands as one the most hypnotically riveting of the repertoire. We welcome back a familiar face at MusicFest and an international rising-star, violinist Thomas Mathias, to perform a recital showcasing this dynamic duo in works by Ravel, Kreisler, Ysaye, and a UK Premiere of Ysaye Shuffle by American violinist and composer, Tessa Lark.
Fritz Kreisler (1875 – 1962): Praeludium and Allegro in the Style of Pugnani (1905)
Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 – 1931): Sonata No. 4 in E minor, Op. 27 No. 4
Tessa Lark (b. 1988): Ysaye Shuffle (UK Premiere)
Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937): Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major, M. 77
Fritz Kreisler: Liebesleid
General admission is £10.00, with several concessionary options for £8.00. For full information and to book your ticket, please visit the Aberystwyth Arts Centre Box Office or call 01970 62 32 32.