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Rachel Podger and Christopher Glynn: Beethoven Violin Sonatas

Concert in aid of Music in Hospitals & Care with guest artist Kathryn Rudge

Saturday 9 November 7.30pm

RNCM Concert Hall

Rachel Podger

photo credit: Theresa-Pewal

Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonata No 1 in D major Op 12 no 1
Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonata No 5 in F major No. 24 ‘Spring’
Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonata No 7 in C minor Op.30 No.2

Christopher Glynn piano / bosendorfer piano
Rachel Podger baroque violin
Kathryn Rudge mezzo-soprano

Beethoven learned to play the violin as a boy and mastered the piano as a man. His profound understanding of both instruments, and ability to combine them with astonishing invention and originality, is heard in ten sonatas. From the high-spirited first sonata, to the valedictory and enigmatic tenth, via a famously lyrical sonata nicknamed Spring and the epic virtuosity of the Kreutzer – ‘like a concerto’, said Beethoven – violin and piano are engaged in an endlessly fascinating and varied dialogue.

Using 19th century instruments that reflect Beethoven’s ideal, Rachel Podger and Christopher Glynn explore a sonata cycle that, more than any other, opens up new worlds of expression for their instruments.

Kathryn Rudge, acclaimed mezzo-soprano, will also be making a guest appearance on the night.

The concert is in aid of the charity, Music in Hospitals & Care.

Advisory: Suitable for age 10 and over


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Saturday 9 November 7.30pm - Tickets £25