Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano
& Rachel Podger, violin
Friday, June 16, 2017 at 8pm
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Boston
Mozart Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin
Early Music superstars Kristian Bezuidenhout and Rachel Podger join forces for an exhilarating performance of Mozart’s sonatas. This dynamic duo will present three sonatas from a set of six written by the 22-year-old master while touring Mannheim and Paris—K. 302 in E-flat major, K. 303 in C major, and K. 306 in D major. Bursting with youthful energy and evocative colors, these sonatas offer a truly equal partnership for both instruments. The recital concludes with a work from Mozart’s time in Vienna six years later, the sonata K. 454 in B-flat major, written as a showpiece for the composer to perform on fortepiano alongside the Venetian violin virtuoso Regina Strinasacchi.