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
Sonata no 3 in A minor
Phantasy, op 47
Phantasie in C, op 131
Duration: 90 mins, including interval