Wednesday 20 November 2024 7:30pm

Bach  –  Violin sonata in E major, BWV 1016
Beethoven  –  Sonata for violin and piano no. 7 in C minor, op 30 no. 2
Lili Boulanger  –  Nocturne and D’un matin de printemps
Franck  –  Sonata in A major for violin and piano

Chloë Hanslip returns to Ilkley after too long a gap with her regular duo partner, Danny Driver, and a programme which combines the baroque with the classical and late romantic. Their recordings of the complete Beethoven violin sonatas have been described as ‘instantly engaging, thanks to the warmth and clarity of Hanslip’s playing and the obvious rapport between the musicians.’

They contrast the almost cerebral purity of Bach, with the piano-driven intensity of Beethoven, showing how far the violin sonata had travelled from its trio sonata beginnings. Following two evocative pieces from either end of Lili Boulanger’s short composing life, Chloë and Danny add a further contrast in performing the wedding present that César Franck wrote for his fellow countryman Eugène Ysaÿe. Equally virtuosic for both partners this
much-loved sonata will bring the concert to a rousing close.