Jeroen Dupont & Ed Spanjaard: Violin Sonatas by Schubert, Fauré, Stravinsky and Ysaÿe
About the Event
Pianist Bernd Brackman expressed his enchantment with the violin‐piano duo of Jeroen Dupont and Ed Spanjaard in a previous concert at De Waalse Kerk. Their performance showcased a beautiful combination of beauty, brilliance, nobility, and lyricism. On Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8:15 p.m. in De Waalse Kerk, they will captivate the audience once again with a new program featuring violin sonatas by Schubert, Fauré, Stravinsky, and Ysaÿe. This upcoming concert promises to be another extraordinary evening.
Schubert's Grand Duo, a remarkable violin sonata composed in 1817 when he was just 20 years old, was not publicly performed until 1861. Following this, they will present Stravinsky's "Le baiser de la fée," a virtuosic arrangement of the ballet by Samuel Dushkin that challenges both instrumentalists' technical abilities. After the intermission, they will perform Ysaÿe's Sonata for solo violin No. 6, written for Spanish virtuoso Manuel Quiroga. This piece is widely recognized as Ysaÿe's most challenging solo violin sonata, yet Dupont's skill will undoubtedly allow him to perform it effortlessly. The evening will conclude with Fauré's Violin Sonata No. 1, a magnificent romantic impressionist piece composed in 1876 when Fauré was just 26 years old.
The Bösendorfer Series is a series of intimate piano recitals in which nine top pianists shine behind our Bösendorfer Imperial Grand grand piano. The Bösendorfer Series is made possible in part by Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam.