Mozart took easily to violin sonatas, composing his first at the age of six and returning to the form throughout his life. Things were slightly different for Pulitzer Prize–winning composer John Harbison (on faculty this summer), who was in his seventies when he composed his first Sonata for Violin and Piano, which features ‘Sinfonia’ and ‘Aria’ among its five interwoven movements. After the intermission, Ravel taps into his own Basque roots in his incandescent Piano Trio.
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Violin Sonata No. 32 in B-flat Major, K. 454
Masumi Per Rostad, viola • Sonia Rostad, piano
Please join us following the performance for a reception at The Brunswick Inn.