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Alexandra Soumm, Julien Quentin

Alexandra Soumm (violin) and Julien Quentin (piano) in a recital given at the Ulster Hall in Belfast. Mozart: Violin Sonata in B flat, K378. Strauss: Violin Sonata.

Summer Chamber Music in the Ulster Hall.

Alexandra Soumm, violin; Julien Quentin, piano.

Mozart: Violin Sonata in B flat, K378.
Strauss: Violin Sonata.

Mozart wrote his Violin Sonata in B flat, K378, when he was in his mid-twenties: part of a set of violin sonatas that were among the composer's first publications, and the first to be published in Vienna. Moscow-born Radio 3 New Generation Artist Alexandra Soumm begins her programme with this elegant three-movement work, accompanied by French pianist Julien Quentin.

Richard Strauss was in his early 20s when he completed the Sonata in E flat and, although he went on to compose for a further 60 years, he never returned to chamber music. The grandiose conception of the two parts in this work demands almost concerto-like strength and projection from the players. A powerful close to today's Lunchtime Concert.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sonata in B flat, K378

    Performer: Alexandra Soumm Performer: Julien Quentin

  • Richard Strauss

    Sonata in E flat major Op.18 for violin and piano

    Performer: Alexandra Soumm Performer: Julien Quentin

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