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.
Tickets 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|
|Where||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|