|Dvořák||Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat, Op. 87|
|Ysaÿe||Sonate posthume (UK premiere)|
|Ysaÿe||Sonata No. 5 Op. 27 for violin & string quartet (arr. Erika Vega)|
|Chausson||Concert in D for violin, piano & string quartet, Op. 21|
Famous French violinist Philippe Graffin is joined by pianist Marisa Gupta and friends in a fascinating programme which features the UK premiere of a sonata by Ysaÿe that Graffin discovered in a Belgian archive in 2018 and carefully reconstructed.
This is coupled with a wonderful chamber music arrangement of Ysaÿe’s fifth sonata by the composer Erika Vega, and the Piano Quartet in E-flat by Dvořák.
The concert culminates in the astonishing Concert for violin, piano and quartet by Chausson – an unusual ‘chamber concerto’, full of the passion and drama of late 19th-century French music.