Sunday 11 Mar 2018 11am
Part of Spring 2018
Bach Partita in D minor, BWV 1004 30’; Sonata in E, BWV 1016 18’
Ysaÿe Sonata No.3 8’; Sonata No.5 10’
Nicola Benedetti violin
When a violinist performs completely unaccompanied, it can be like walking a highwire: a feat of supreme artistic skill and courage. But Nicola Benedetti is more than just a superbly assured performer, and in pairing two of Bach’s masterpieces for solo violin with two of Eugène Ysaÿe’s fantastic, dazzlingly virtuosic unaccompanied Sonatas, we can expect new insights into both of these two very different masters of the art of creating a world from four strings and a bow. Playing of fearless expression, meanwhile, can be taken as read.