Lawrence Power, Simon Crawford-Phillips
Katie Derham presents Lawrence Power (violin/viola) and Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano) playing Britten, Beethoven and Shostakovich at LSO St Luke's in London.
LSO St Luke's Bach, Britten, Shostakovich
The second in this week's series of Lunchtime Concerts exploring music by Bach, Britten and Shostakovich.
In Shostakovich's powerful Viola sonata, his final composition, the finale paraphrases Beethoven's famous Moonlight Sonata and to highlight this connection, Power and Crawford-Phillps chose to insert a short arrangement of the well known first movement.
The recital opens with Britten's youthful Suite for Violin which ends with an exuberantly distorted version of a waltz.
Lawrence Power (violin/viola)
Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano)
Britten: Suite for Violin and Piano Op 6
Beethoven (arr. Bowen): Adagio sostenuto (Piano Sonata No 14 in C sharp minor Op 27 No 2 'Moonlight')
Shostakovich: Sonata for Viola and Piano Op 147
Presented by Katie Derham.