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Salzburg Festival - Enescu, Ligeti and Britten

Salzburg Festival 2019. Highlights from the festival presented by Sarah Walker. Today, music by Enescu, Ligeti and Britten.

Sarah Walker presents highlights from the Salzburg Festival 2019, featuring music by Enescu, Ligeti and Britten.

Enescu's Violin Sonata from the 1920s inhabits a world of Romanian folk tune and idiom refracted through a more formal structure, helping to create a truly individual style that remained Enescu's hallmark.

While Britten's Song cycle dates from the mid sixties and set works by the visionary William Blake selected by Peter Pears.

George Enescu
Violin Sonata No 3 in A minor, Op 25, 'dans le caractère populaire roumain'
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
Polina Leschenko, piano

Britten
Songs and proverbs of William Blake, op. 74 23.33
Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano

57 minutes

Music Played

  • George Enescu

    Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op.25

    Performer: Patricia Kopatchinskaja. Performer: Polina Leschenko.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Songs And Proverbs Of William Blake, Op.74

    Performer: Gerold Huber. Singer: Christian Gerhaher.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Ca' the yowes

    Performer: Gerold Huber. Singer: Christian Gerhaher.

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