Wigmore Monday Lunchtimes: Aleksey Semenenko and Inna Firsova
Live from Wigmore Hall, London. Aleksey Semenenko makes his Wigmore Hall debut performing violin sonatas by Grieg and Ysaye along with some miniatures by Tchaikovsky and Paganini.
Live from Wigmore Hall, London. Aleksey Semenenko plays violin sonatas by Grieg and Ysaÿe along with some miniatures by Tchaikovsky and Paganini. The Ukrainian violinist and current Radio 3 New Generation Artist brings his silvery tone and dazzling technique to London as he makes his Wigmore Hall debut.
Introduced by Fiona Talkington.
Grieg Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor Op. 45
Ysaÿe Violin Sonata in D minor Op. 27 No. 3 'George Enescu'
Debussy La plus que lente
Tchaikovsky Valse-scherzo Op. 34
Paganini La Campanella
Aleksey Semenenko (violin)
Inna Firsova (piano)
Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe’s solo sonatas are among the summits of the repertoire, the third both rhapsodic and gripping. The Ukrainian violinist, who is a BBC New Generation Artist, follows with three lighter pieces, including the ‘even slower’ waltz by Ysaÿe’s friend and adherent Debussy.