Live from the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Russian violinist Viktoria Mullova and French pianist Katia Labeque play works by Prokoviev, Schumann, Takemitsu, Part and Ravel.
Live from the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh, pioneering Russian violinist Viktoria Mullova is joined by charismatic French pianist Katia Labèque for a richly varied recital of Romantic and Twentieth century music. Prokofiev's three-movement sonata for solo violin is a bold opener with its strong melodic lines and energetic rhythmic flow in neoclassical style originally written for talented young violinists to play in unison. Schumann's sweeping and passionate Violin Sonata provides a strong contrast to this and is followed after the interval with more sensuous and atmospheric works by Arvo Pärt and Takemitsu alongside Ravel's jazz-infused Sonata to close the concert.
Prokofiev: Solo Violin Sonata in D major, Op. 115
Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105
Takemitsu: Distance de fée
Arvo Pärt: Fratres
Ravel: Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major
Viktoria Mullova - violin
Katia Labèque - piano
Presenter: Donald Macleod
Producer: Gavin McCollum.