The electrifying partnership between these two international young artists, one from Hungary and one from New Zealand, brings an engaging performance of classical masterworks to Bath’s glorious Pump Room.
Franz Schubert’s youthful melodic lyricism takes us on a musical journey from yearning to pathos in this captivating sonata, while Benjamin Britten’s Suite contains Mediterranean and Viennese flavours, often in a boldly virtuosic way creating a flamboyant concert piece par excellence.
Following Gerald Finzi’s serene Elergy, the major work to conclude the recital is Cézar Franck’s Violin Sonata which has earned its place as a concert favourite largely due to the broad appeal of its songlike melodies throughout this great work.
Schubert Sonatina No.2 in A minor, D.385
Britten Suite, Op.6 for violin and piano
Finzi Elergy, Op.22 (1940)
Franck Sonata in A
Benjamin Baker violin
Daniel Lebhardt piano