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concert András Schiff and Yuuko Shiokawa perform Janáček Violin Sonata

Violin Sonata

András Schiff and Yuuko Shiokawa perform Janáček Violin Sonata


Dive into this vintage recital featuring a pair of classical greats: pianist emeritus András Schiff and violin virtuoso Yuuko Shiokawa! Dedicated to the Czech composer Leoš Janáček, this concert begins with enchanting yet mischievous pieces for solo piano from the cycle Po zarostlém chodníčku ("On a Covered Path"). Here comes the highlight of the show: the Sonata for violin and piano. Having unsuccessfully composed for these two instruments in the past, Janáček's third attempt was the charm: after several reworkings, the final version was premiered in 1922. The languid bow of the violin contrasts wonderfully with the crystalline notes of the piano in this short and spellbinding work, leaving you wanting more!



  • Leoš Janáček, On an Overgrown Path (Po zarostlém chodníčku), Book I
    • 1. Naše večery (Our Evenings)
    • 2. Lístek odvanutý (A Blown-Away Leaf)
    • 3. Pojďte s námi! (Come With Us!)
    • 4. Frýdecká panna Maria (The Madonna of Frydek)
    • 5. Štěbetaly jak laštovičky (They Chattered Like Swallows)
    • 6. Nelze domluvit! (Words Fail!)
    • 7. Dobrou noc! (Good Night!)
    • 8. Tak neskonale úzko (Unutterable Anguish)
    • 9. V pláči (In Tears)
    • 10. Sýček neodletěl! (The Barn Owl Has Not Flown Away!)
  • Leoš Janáček, Sonata for Violin and Piano, JW VII/7
    • 1. Con moto
    • 2. Ballada
    • 3. Allegretto
    • 4. Adagio


  • Directed by:
    • János Darvas
  • Production date: 1991
  • Duration: 46 min
  • Production: © Metropolitan
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