SCHUBERT, CAGE, STRAUSS
A “riot of musical color”—this is how the English arts patron and amateur violinist Walter Willson Cobbett described Richard Strauss’s Violin Sonata, composed at the age of 23. Its orchestral piano writing and the virtuoso violin part prefigure the composer’s symphonic future.
Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien combine this late-Romantic work with Schubert’s C-major Fantasia D 934, written half a century earlier, and John Cage’s ascetic Six Melodies of 1950.
- Franz Schubert - Fantasy in C Major for Violin and Piano D 934
- John Cage - Six Melodies for Violin and Piano
- Richard Strauss - Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat major Op. 18
Pierre Boulez Saal