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Gershwin, Prokofiev

Conclusion of a concert featuring violinist Joshua Bell and his piano accompanist Sam Haywood. Gershwin, arr Heifetz: 3 Preludes. Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No 2 in D, Op 94bis.

Live from Wigmore Hall

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Charismatic American violin virtuoso Joshua Bell is joined by his long-time British accompanist Sam Haywood in music by Schubert, Richard Strauss and Prokofiev.

Gershwin arr. Heifetz: Three Preludes

Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Op. 94bis

Joshua Bell, violin

Sam Haywood, piano

Since his debut at the age of 14 with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Riccardo Muti, Joshua Bell has been at the forefront of American violinists. His real passion for nineteenth-centiry chamber music is evident in the first half, with the comparatively rarely-heard Schubert Rondo in B minor, and the Violin Sonata that Richard Strauss composed around 1888, after he had fallen in love with his future wife Pauline de Ahna. Prokofiev's Second Violin Sonata is a wartime piece, composed in 1942 for flute, and rearranged for violin the following year - betraying nothing of the events of the time, it is lyrical, elegant and classical. We are promised some extra pieces to be announced from the stage.

1 hour, 25 minutes

Last on

Tue 11 Dec 2012 20:35

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    Rondo brillant in B minor D.895

    Performer: Joshua Bell (violin) Performer: Sam Haywood (piano)

  • Richard Strauss

    Sonata in E flat major Op.18

    Performer: Joshua Bell (violin) Performer: Sam Haywood (piano)

  • George Gershwin

    3 Preludes

    Arranger: Heifetz Performer: Joshua Bell (violin) Performer: Sam Haywood (piano)

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Sonata no. 2 in D major Op.94a

    Performer: Joshua Bell (violin) Performer: Sam Haywood (piano)

  • Pablo de Sarasate

    Zigeunerweisen Op.20

    Performer: Joshua Bell (violin) Performer: Sam Haywood (piano)

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne (Op.posth) in C sharp minor

    Arranger: Joshua Bell Performer: Joshua Bell (violin) Performer: Sam Haywood (piano)

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