The evening begins with its most recent
work. Sebastian Currier’s Clockwork (1989),
written for the Julliard’s Lewis Kaplan, is a four-part composition that
captures the constant rhythms of a timepiece. It will be followed by the oldest
– Mozart’s Violin Sonata in A major (1787). The composer’s final substantial work
for the instrument, it features one of his most daring ranges. A suitable
piece for such a chameleonic player.
After the interval, Mutter will return to
join the gaps. Respighi’s Violin Sonata
in B minor (1917) is an expressive gem of late romanticism that remains a
cornerstone of Mutter’s repertoire. The night then closes with the Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso (1863)
by Saint-Saëns, composed for violin and orchestra but here reconfigured on a
more intimate scale. It should be a dazzling conclusion to a stimulating night.
for the Barbican Centre’s 2016-17 season open to the general public at 10am on
10 Feb. Members booking opens at the same time on 3 Feb, while Members Plus can
purchase from 1 Feb.
|What||Anna-Sophie Mutter, Barbican Centre|
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS | MAP
|Nearest tube||Barbican (underground)|
On 25 Jan 17, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Barbican website|