Schubert & Mozart
Sat 27 Oct 2pmFrom £5.00 to £10.00
Part of BBC Radio 3 Big Chamber Weekend
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Jewels of the viola repertoire
Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad viola
Aleksey Semenenko violin
Mengjie Han piano
Britten Elegy for solo viola 6’
Mozart Duo for Violin and Viola, K424 22’
Schubert Sonata in A minor, ‘Arpeggione’ 25’
In 1824 Schubert was asked to write a sonata for a newly invented instrument known as the arpeggione. Half cello and half guitar, the instrument turned out to have no future, but the sonata has lived on as one of the sweetest jewels of the repertoire for cellists and viola-players alike. We hear it alongside one of the two delicious duos for violin and viola Mozart composed to help out a friend, and the precociously eloquent solo Elegy by the sixteen-year-old Benjamin Britten.