Program will feature Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” Sonata, plus music of Handel, Saint-Saëns
Mar. 10, 2011 | The Yale School of Music presents a Faculty Artist Recital with violinist Kyung Yu and pianist Elizabeth Parisot on Friday, March 25, at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall (located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street, New Haven). Yu and Parisot, a longtime duo in the repertoire for violin and piano, will perform music of Beethoven, Handel, and Saint-Saëns.
The concert will open with Handel’s Violin Sonata in D major, HWV 371, and will continue with Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” Sonata in A major, Op. 47. The Beethoven sonata has long inspired other artists, beginning with Leo Tolstoy, whose novella The Kreutzer Sonata in turn inspired a painting, a play, and several film adaptations, as well as Leoš Janáček’s first string quartet. The sonata was named for Rodolphe Kreutzer, one of the finest violinists of his time, although he never performed the piece that Beethoven dedicated to him.
Yu and Parisot will conclude the program with two works by Camille Saint-Saëns: the Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 75, and the virtuosic Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28.