27 July 2020 16:00 - CONCERT CANCELLED

SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)
Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor Op. 80
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major Op. 47 “Kreutzer”

Violinist Kristóf Baráti and pianist Sergei Babayan appear regularly at the Verbier Festival – each of them plays in three concerts in the 2020 edition – but this is the first time that they have given a recital as a duo. Prokofiev’s brooding Violin Sonata No 1, composed in and around World War 2, is paired with one of the monuments of the repertoire for violin and piano, Beethoven’s Sonata No 9, the ‘Kreutzer’. Ambitious in its technical, expressive and structural scope, it was described by Beethoven himself as stylistically close to a concerto.

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