Artists

Alina Ibragimova

Violin

Cédric Tiberghien

Piano

Program

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sonata for Violin and Piano in B-flat major K. 454

John Cage

Six Melodies for Violin and Piano

George Crumb

Four Nocturnes / Night Music II for Violin and Piano

Guillaume Lekeu

Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major

Approximate running time: 2h with one intermission

Long before Mozart, composers wrote works for violin and piano, but he was the first to treat the two instruments as equal partners. Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien perform his 1784 B-flat-major sonata, followed by 20th-century works by John Cage and George Crumb. Rounding out the program is the supremely Romantic violin sonata by Belgian composer Guillaume Lekeu, a student of César Franck, who died at the age of 24.