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Friday Midday Concert


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Under the direction of Johan Hock from Queen's College Chambers
Lecture Hall, Birmingham
A violin and pianoforte recital
Olive Zorian and Denis Matthews
Both Busoni's sonatas for violin and piano are in the key of E minor. The first (Op. 29), written in 1891, won him the Rubinstein Prize at Helsingfors. The second, Op. 36a, dates from ten years later. 'Though distinctly reminiscent of Brahms in its thematic material', writes Cecil Gray, 'it is most brilliantly written for both instruments, and concludes with a number of variations on a Bach choral which, more than anything else in his early work, foreshadows the great change about to take place in the composer, the transition period of experiment from which the mature Busoni emerged much later'.
Brahms's Sonata Movement
The Sonata Movement in C minor is a vigorous scherzo forming the third movement of the violin and piano sonata which was composed by Dietrich (first movement) Schumann, and Brahms (third movement) 'in anticipation of the arrival of our beloved and honoured friend, Joseph Joachim'.
The whole sonata was broadcast for the first time on July 30 last year.


Unknown: Denis Matthews
Unknown: Both Busoni
Unknown: Cecil Gray
Unknown: Joseph Joachim

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