Program celebrates anniversaries of Barber, Chopin, and Schumann, presents multiple U.S. premieres
The Yale School of Music presents a performance by Wendy Sharp, violin and Joel Wizansky, piano on Sunday, November 7 at 4 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College Street) as part of the School’s Faculty Artist Series. The program will bring together works by Mozart, Schumann, Chopin, Aaron Jay Kernis, Christopher Theofanidis, and Chris Rogerson.
In addition to Mozart’s Sonata for Piano and Violin in F major, K. 376, Ms. Sharp and Mr. Wizansky will perform Robert Schumann’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in A minor, Op. 105, and two pieces by Frédéric Chopin to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the births of these two great nineteeth-century composers. The Chopin works are his Nocturnes in C-sharp minor and E-flat major, transcribed for violin and piano by two legendary violinists, Pablo de Sarasate and Nathan Milstein.
The Chris Rogerson work, Lullaby: no bad dreams, was commissioned by the Curtis Institute as a companion piece to a sonata by Samuel Barber – born one hundred years ago – that is missing one movement. Rogerson is a composition student at the Yale School of Music, where two of the other composers on the program are on the faculty. Aaron Jay Kernis’s Dance of Life, based on a painting by Charles Munch, will receive its US premiere. Christopher Theofanidis’s Fantasy was written for Sarah Chang and is based on the second movement of the composer’s violin concerto. MORE