Wigmore Monday Lunchtimes: Tai Murray and Silke Avenhaus
American violinist Tai Murray and German pianist Silke Avenhaus perform Grieg, Glass and Saint-Saens from Wigmore Hall, presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.
American violinist Tai Murray & German pianist Silke Avenhaus perform Grieg, Glass & Saint-Saëns from Wigmore Hall, presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.
Philip Glass wrote 'Pendulum' to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the American Civil Liberties Union. It was premièred in this duo form in New York City in 2011, originally having been scored for piano trio and premièred on Ellis Island the previous year. Opening the concert with Greig's sunny 2nd violin sonata, the duo performs Saint-Saëns' richly romantic first sonata to close.
Grieg: Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Op. 13
Philip Glass: Pendulum
Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor Op. 75
Tai Murray violin
Silke Avenhaus piano