Late Romantic works by Fauré, Liszt and Brahms. In this first of three programmes exploring differing strands of late Romanticism, seductive violin-and-piano works by the French composer dubbed (by Debussy) ‘the master of charms’ frame music by two contrasting keyboard masters. The Liszt pieces reveal, respectively, the poet and the demonic showman, while Brahms’s little known four-hand variations are a hommage to the composer who had helped launch his career.
Fauré - Romance for violin and piano
Liszt - Petrarch Sonnet, No. 104
Liszt - Mephisto Waltz
Brahms - Variations for piano duet on a theme of Robert Schumann, Op. 23
Fauré - Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 13