Meagan Milatz, piano
Andrew Wan, violin
Todd Cope, clarinet
From subtle hints of the Roma (gypsy) style in Brahms’s second violin sonata to outright flair and suavity in Franz Liszt’s “Hungarian Romance” for solo piano, this program puts a spotlight on the variety of expression derived from the musical landscape of Hungary. György Ligeti, born in Transylvania of Hungarian descent, puts his own spin on the Hungarian style with his whirlwind etude “L’apprenti sorcier”. Rounding off the program will be Hungarian icon Béla Bartók’s “Contrasts” for violin, clarinet, and piano, where toe-tapping jazz meets the rigour of the Hungarian Verbunkos dance.
A FIRST LOOK AT THE REPERTOIRE*
J. BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Sonata for violin and piano No. 2 in A major, Op. 100
F. LISZT (1811-1886)
Ungarischer Romanzero, S. 241a, No. 2 in A major
B. BARTÓK (1881-1945)
Contrasts for violin, clarinet and piano, Sz. 111
*JM Canada reserves the right to modify the repertoire without prior notice.