Sophie Rosa and Ian Buckle: Closing Statements

Sophie Rosa and Ian Buckle: Closing Statements


Join violinist Sophie Rosa and pianist Ian Buckle for a unique evening exploring the legacy of Robert Schumann’s final works and a rare piece by Ukrainian composer, Valentin Silvestrov.  

Inspired by the theme of ‘Age & Ageing’, this programme is centred upon Robert Schumann’s final pieces, written during his last productive year in 1853. His ‘Sonata no. 3 in A minor’, and ‘Phantasie in C, opus 131’ were originally overlooked due to his declining mental health, even by his wife, Clara Schumann, yet today they are considered to be superb examples of his late style - highly original and groundbreaking.  

‘Post Scriptum' (1990) by Ukrainian composer, Valentin Silvestrov is reflective and poignant in every respect, and is a farewell to the classical era.    

Sophie Rosa is a soloist and chamber musician, performing across the UK with orchestras including Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Manchester Camerata. She is the leader of Sinfonia Viva. Ian Buckle is the Artistic Director of Pixels Ensemble and performs as soloist across the UK with orchestras including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the John Wilson Orchestra.

Sophie Rosa - Violin   

Ian Buckle - Piano  


Programme includes:

Robert Schumann
Sonata no 3 in A minor 

Arnold Schoenberg
Phantasy, op 47  

Robert Schumann
Phantasie in C, op 131  

Valentin Silverstrov
Post scriptum  

The Guardian 

finely judged detail, expansiveness and lots of heart


Rosa's tone is unfailingly lovely, and she and Buckle have a lovely rapport ... everything a recital recording should be

Duration: 90 mins, including interval