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TASMIN LITTLE violin MARTIN ROSCOE piano

Wednesday 15 January 2020 at 8pm


Brahms                Sonatensatz in C minor

Beethoven          Violin Sonata no. 9, op 47 ‘Kreutzer’

L Boulanger       Nocturne for violin and piano

Franck                  Violin Sonata in A major

Firmly established as one of this country’s leading violinists, Tasmin Little has performed in some of the most prestigious venues on every continent. Her multi-award winning and varied career encompasses concerto and recital performances, master classes, workshops and community outreach. For this recital in her retirement year she is joined by one of Britain’s best loved pianists, Martin Roscoe. His enduring popularity and the respect in which he is universally held are built on a deep and thoughtful musicianship allied to an easy rapport with audiences and fellow musicians alike.

These ‘old friends’ of Ilkley Concert Club will present two established favourites – Beethoven’s virtuosic ‘Kreutzer’ sonata, written for the Afro-European violinist, George Bridgewater – and the richly harmonic Franck violin sonata, a wedding present for the Belgian Eugène Ysaÿe. The spare but atmospheric Nocturne by Lili Boulanger and Brahms contribution to the collaborative ‘FAE’ sonata, written for Joseph Joachim, complete the programme.

“Tasmin Little’s smile alone can warm up a room and her fiddle playing could power a small part of the national grid … she conjured up musical perfection while Martin Roscoe at the piano was more than an accompanist.” NEWCASTLE JOURNAL