Sat, 13 Jun|
Arendal Culture House - Lille Torungen
Beethoven 250 - Violin Sonatas n 6 - Arendal cultural center
Sixth and currently last concert in this long journey towards 16/17 December 2020, contains sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert
Tid og sted
13 Jun 2020, 13:00 – 15:00
Arendal Culture House - Lille Torungen, Sam Eydes Plass 2, 4836 Arendal, Norway
Sixth and for the time being last concert in this long journey towards 16/17 December 2020, contains sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert
Both Brahms and Beethoven, despite the fact that they both came from Germany, lived in Vienna, and they were strongly influenced by the city. Franz Schubert who was from Austria and what is today a district of Vienna, was very interested in Beethoven and admired his artistry. Franz Schubert was to be considered Beethoven's contemporary - born 27 years after Beethoven, but died only 31
old, the year after Beethoven had passed away.
All the works on this program were composed in the period between 1802 and 1816, i.e. during the violent upheaval in Europe which also left a deep track in Norwegian history.
During the concert, the two sonatas by Beethoven that have not yet been performed in the concert cycle will be presented. Both sonatas are in G major and have something, which can possibly be described as, summery about them.
Sonata number 8, opus 30 number 3, is nicknamed "Champagne" - probably because of its bubbling energy and buoyancy, while the last work on the program has a very strong lyric åre. In sonata number 10 opus 96 we meet a philosophical Beethoven, where the expression is more introspective and where the virtuoso is put aside in favor of a more quiet expression palette. The sonata is dedicated to the French violinist Pierre Rode, who did not like virtuosity as much as richness in character and color.
In between these two sonatas we encounter two of Franz Schubert's sonatas. Both sonatas were written in 1816, but were not published until several years after his death. The sonatas are very Viennese in expression, that is to say that the dance is never far away and that the music is full of elegant melodies and clear gestures.
The concert has the following program:
Ludvig van Beethoven sonata n 8 in G Major op 30 n 3
Tempo di minuetto, ma molto moderato e grazioso
Franz Schubert Sonata in I minor op 137 n 2
Franz Schubert sonata in ig minor op 137 n 3
Menuetto: Allegro vivace
Ludvig van Beethoven sonata n 10 in G major op 96
Scherzo: Allegro - Trio
Yejin Gil, piano
Jan Bjøranger, violin