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2018 Hay Festival - Mendelssohn Plus performed by Ildiko Szabo and Roman Rabinovich

Sarah Walker presents Mendelssohn Plus performed by the cellist Ildiko Szabo and pianist Roman Rabinovich at the 2018 Hay Festival.

Sarah Walker presents Mendelssohn Plus, with music performed by the cellist Ildiko Szabo and the pianist Roman Rabinovich, recorded at St Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye, during the 2018 Hay Festival. Included in the concert is Felix Mendelssohn's first cello sonata, composed in 1838 for his brother Paul who was an amateur cellist, and written at a happy time when the Mendelssohn's were expecting their first child. In contrast the E minor sonata by Dora Pejacevic was composed just before the outbreak of World War One, and revised in 1915. This was a period when the composer reached her creative maturity, penning many large-scale works including a symphony and a piano concerto.

Ildiko Szabo, cello
Roman Rabinovich, piano

Mendelssohn: Cello Sonata No 1 in B flat, Op 45
Pejacevic: Sonata for cello and piano in E minor, Op 35

Produced by Luke Whitlock.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Sonata No. 1 in B flat major for cello and piano, Op 45

    Performer: Ildikó Szabó. Performer: Roman Rabinovich.
  • Dora Pejačević

    Sonata in E minor for cello and piano, Op 35

    Performer: Ildikó Szabó. Performer: Roman Rabinovich.

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