Resonance is delighted to announce the opening programme in its series for 2015.
David Saffir, one of Australia’s leading violinists, launches the year with two of the most celebrated sonatas in the violin repertoire – Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78 and Franck’s Violin Sonata in A.
Brahm’s first violin sonata draws (1879) on themes from his songs Regenlied and Nachklang, Op. 59, giving this sonata its nickname Rain Sonata (Regen-Sonate). Franck wrote his violin sonata (1886) as a wedding present for the 31-year-old violinist Eugène Ysaÿe. Previously, in 1858, Franck had promised a violin sonata for Cosima von Bülow. daughter of Franz Liszt and then wife of the conductor Hans von Bülow, later marrying Richard Wagner. This sonata was never completed, but it is thought that Franck used material from that project in this sonata.
Resonance Concerts will continue this year at both Lavender Bay (Christ Church) and in the Sydney CBD (Pitt St). They will also be performed in Annandale with the addition of Hunter Baillie Church as a third venue.
Programmes run for up to one hour, and complimentary drinks receptions will take place at both Lavender Bay and Annandale.
Tickets: $25/$20. Click here to book.