Welcome to the first concert of our 10-concert virtual season, From Our House to Yours
Maurice Ravel wrote his thrilling Sonata for Violin and Cello in 1922, dedicating it to the memory of Claude Debussy. It is based on a recurring pattern of seven notes which are transformed through all four movements. The piece is unusual in its extreme spectrum of styles — from intimate to heroic. Gallic elegance is touched by Hungarian folk-influenced music of Bartók and Kodály, with violin and cello alternately playing the leading themes and accompanying each other with compelling counterpoint. It is a virtuoso piece that makes maximum technical demands on the performers — a symphony of harmony from just two instruments that includes both subtle and touching sentiment as well as technical fireworks.
You can stream this on your laptop, iPad, phone, or TV. This recording has good audio so using earphones will make this the best possible musical experience. Once the video starts, you can select the full screen option at the bottom right of the video and turn up the volume. You can also install YouTube TV on your television via a smart TV or Roku or other channel manager.
Please stay tuned for a new concert next month.
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