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Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
85 - 89 Clerk Street, LS29 7 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Joshua Bell plays Mendelssohn, Brahms and Grieg
Joshua Bell is quite simply a musical phenomenon – not only one of the world’s great violin soloists, but also a respected chamber musician and an accomplished orchestra director.
For the first recital in his three-concert residency at International Festival 2017, the celebrated US violinist joins exceptional Hungarian pianist Dénes Várjon, a regular recital collaborator, in some of the Romantic repertoire’s most gloriously expressive chamber music for violin and piano.
Mendelssohn’s grand F major Sonata from 1838 is cast on a concerto-like scale, with an exhilarating, sweeping energy. Bell and Várjon conclude their recital with the touching Nordic lyricism of Grieg.
Mendelssohn | Violin Sonata in F (1838)
Brahms | Brahms Violin Sonata No 1 in G Op 78
Grieg | Violin Sonata No 3