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Wigmore Hall Mondays: Leila Josefowicz and John Novacek

From Wigmore Hall, violinist Leila Josefowicz & pianist John Novacek play music spanning the last 12 decades from Mahler to Knussen plus Sibelius, Prokofiev & Bernd Zimmermann

From Wigmore Hall, London, presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch. Keen advocates of 20th-century and contemporary music, violinist Leila Josefowicz and pianist John Novacek play music spanning the last 12 decades including arrangements of well-known works by Prokofiev and Mahler plus one of the last compositions by British-born Oliver Knussen, and Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s powerfully expressive sonata.

Sibelius arr. Friedrich Hermann: Valse triste Op. 44 No. 1
Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor Op. 80 (2nd movement, Allegro brusco)
Knussen: Reflection for violin and piano
Mahler arr. Otto Wittenbecher: Adagietto from the Fifth Symphony
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Sonata for violin and piano

Leila Josefowicz, violin
John Novacek, piano

Recorded 21 January 2019

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Jean Sibelius

    Valse Triste (Kuolema - incidental music Op.44)

    Performer: Leila Josefowicz. Performer: John Novacek.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Sonata no.1 in F minor Op.80: 2nd movement ; allegro brusco

    Performer: Leila Josefowicz. Performer: John Novacek.
  • Oliver Knussen

    Reflection

    Performer: Leila Josefowicz. Performer: John Novacek.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Adagietto (Symphony no. 5 in C sharp minor)

    Performer: Leila Josefowicz. Performer: John Novacek.
  • Bernd Alois Zimmermann

    Sonata for violin and piano

    Performer: Leila Josefowicz. Performer: John Novacek.
  • Charlie Chaplin

    Smile (Modern Times)

    Performer: Leila Josefowicz. Performer: John Novacek. Music Arranger: Claus Ogerman.
  • Scott Joplin

    The Easy Winners

    Performer: Leila Josefowicz. Performer: John Novacek.
    • Philips.

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