Wednesday 27 July at 7.30pm (2 hr)
Tickets £25 (conc £15)

Pavel Kolesnikov, Piano
Samson Tsoy, Piano

Schubert ~ Sonata in B flat, D.617
Schubert ~ Fantasia in F Minor, D.940
Brahms ~ Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op. 52a
Brahms ~ Variation on a theme by Schumann

No other great composer wrote as much music for piano duet as Franz Schubert, but his pieces transcended the tradition of creating entertainment for social gatherings to become key works amongst his output. The Fantasia is conceived on a grand scale, with its lyrical opening setting the tone for the entire piece. Brahms’s ‘Love Song Waltzes’ span a range of emotions, from joy to rejection and anger, while his Variation on Schumann’s theme is a poignant work written and dedicated to Clara Schumann shortly after her husband Robert had been confined in an asylum.

“[The Liebeslieder-Walzer are] brought to life with an unfaltering sweetness of touch and an easy, unobtrusive sense of momentum – qualities present in everything these two played.” –Erica Jeal, The Guardian

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Pavel Kolesnikov
Samson Tsoy