Mendelssohn: His Life in Violin Sonatas
Piano Performance Museum Weekend Festival - Part 1
Abigail Karr, violin
Yi-heng Yang, fortepiano
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Doctorow Center for the Arts
7971 Main Street, Village of Hunter
With the brilliant baroque violinist Abigail Karr and fortepianist Yi-heng Yang performing on the 1842 John Broadwood Semi-Grand and the 1873 Erard Paris 7’ Grand, the concert will cover all three of Mendelssohn’s violin sonatas, the sparkling Sonata No. 1 written when he was 11, the Second Sonata and Fragment in D displaying his precocious genius and the rarely played Third Sonata which embodies his nature style. Mendelssohn played on Erards, and his piano writing achieves brilliance, transparency and life when performed on historical pianos.
This performance is part of the Piano Performance Museum Concerts & Conversations series of the Catskill Mountain Foundation's presenting season and is made possible with the generous support of the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation.