Sonata in E major HWV 373 – George Frederick Handel (1685 – 1759)
Violin Concerto in E minor – Jules Conus (1869 – 1942)
Suite from ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ from Op.11 – Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897 – 1957)
Deep River – trad./tr. Jascha Heifetz
Further encores will be announced, from the stage!
This unique concert and photographic exhibition celebrates a remarkable and colourful era of violin playing which found its flowering during the first half of the 20th century.
Violinist Feargus Hetherington, and pianist Edward Cohen perform a thrilling programme of music, including the supremely melodic Concerto by Jules Conus. From the baroque idiom of Handel, to the exquisite Hollywood brilliance of Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing Suite, the variety of a traditional violin recital is brought back to life by the performers: they imbue the music with contemporary performance-practice ideals whilst retaining the magic of a bygone era. Much-loved encores by violinists – Fritz Kreisler’s Liebesleid and Jascha Heifetz’s transcription Deep River, to name just two – conclude the evening.
Violinist Feargus Hetherington collaborates with pianist Edward Cohen, to create a violin and piano recital programme reminiscent of a typical recital from the period often referred to as the ‘Golden Age of Violin Playing’.