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A Sonata Recital

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Helen Egerton (Violin)
Maud Bramwell (Pianoforte)

Sonata in D, Op. 12, No.1 (Beethoven)

Beethoven's first three Violin Sonatas (his Op. 12) seem to have been written when he was about twenty-eight years old. They contain mostly pleasant, cheerful music, with little in them of the forceful, compelling, mature Beethoven. The First Sonata has three separate Movements. The First Movement (Quick and vigorous) is a busy, runabout piece. It has two main tunes. The first is the jerky strutting up and down the chord of D major at the opening, with the tags which Violin, and then Piano, attach. The second main tune is a sort of slow four-finger exercise, first introduced high up on the Piano.

Adagio and Allegro in A, Op. 70 (Schumann, arr. Jansent)

Contributors

Violinist: Helen Egerton
Pianist: Maud Bramwell






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