Mozart— Sonata in B-Flat Major, K. 378
Brahms— Sonatensatz in C Minor, WoO2
Tatiana Dimitriades – violin, Jonathan Bass – piano
Husband and wife duo Tatiana Dimitriades and Jonathan Bass begin our April program with Mozart’s infinitely charming Violin Sonata in B-flat.
They then turn to the last movement of an unusual work composed jointly by Robert Schumann, his pupil Albert Dietrich, and Johannes Brahms (then 20 years old) as a gift for the great violinist Joseph Joachim. They titled it the F.A.E. Sonata – the letters of Joachim’s maxim ‘Frei, aber einsam’, meaning free, but lonely. Brahms’ movement for the sonata was later published separately as Sonatensatzand. Despite his youth, Brahms’ style is apparent in the piece’s tense energy, as exemplified by the violin’s opening four note motif, three-short-and-one-long, derived from Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.
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