Julia Fischer, Igor Levit - Beethoven Violin Sonatas
Julia Fischer (violin) and Igor Levit (piano) live at Wigmore Hall. Beethoven: Violin Sonatas: No 1 in D, Op 12; No 2 in A, Op 12; No 3 in E flat, Op 12; No 4 in A minor, Op 23.
Live from Wigmore Hall, Martin Handley introduces a recital of Beethoven violin sonatas played by Julia Fischer with pianist Igor Levit.
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.1 in D major Op.12 No.1; Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op.12 No.2
8.10 pm Interval: music by Antonio Salieri, the dedicatee of Beethoven's Opus 12 violin sonatas
8.30 pm part two:
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.3 in E flat major Op.12 No.3; Violin Sonata No.4 in A minor Op.23
Julia Fischer (violin)
Igor Levit (piano)
Julia Fischer is one of Germany's most gifted young violinists, and she combines her playing and recording with running her own Festival, performing with her own string quartet, and also playing the odd piano concerto. She hasn't mastered the art of playing both at the same time however, so Russian-German pianist Igor Levit - recently acclaimed as 'the leaner, meaner piano machine' - joins her in these violin sonatas which date from soon after Beethoven arrived in Vienna, determined to make his name as a composer to be reckoned with.