Even the smallest ensembles can create tempestuous worlds: Christian Tetzlaff and Kirill Gerstein perform the première of a suite composed by Thomas Adès for the opening of the Casals Forum, which makes reference to his opera “The Tempest”, based on the play by William Shakespeare. This will be accompanied by the dramatic D minor sonata by Johannes Brahms and Béla Bartók’s Violin Sonata No 2, inspired by the Hungarian folk tradition.
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sonata No.3 in D minor for violin and piano op. 108
Thomas Adès (1971*)
A Tempest Suite for violin and piano
Béla Bartók (1881–1945)
Sonata No.2 for violin and piano Sz 76
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Kirill Gerstein, piano
Subject to change.