Maria Radutu | All About Eve
Sophie Heinrich, violin, and Maria Radutu, piano, have one thing in common besides their mastery of their instruments and their passion for music: they are storytellers.
Their first Eve’s Courage programme is about women composers such as the Boulanger sisters, who were united by a touching and intimate relationship beyond death, the seething, unshakeable power of the African-American Florence Price, the sensual sonata of the Croatian-Hungarian composer Dora Pejacevic, or the rhythmic force of Piazzolla’s “Le Grand Tango”, in a legendary arrangement by the famous composer Sofia Guibadulina.
All women have one thing in common: liveliness, creative diversity, quality and courage. So today we are picking “Eva’s ripe apples” from a tree that women have courageously planted in the past against all odds to express themselves and nourish your soul.
Nadia Boulanger: Vers la vie nouvelle for piano solo
Lili Boulanger: Nocturne & Cortege for violin & piano
Lera Auerbach (*1973): Prelude No. 1, from the 24 Preludes for violin & piano
Nkeiru Okoye (*1972): African Sketches, IV. Drums Calling for piano solo
Florence Beatrice Price: Fantasy for Violin & Piano No.2
Amy Beach: Sonata for Violin & Piano Op.34, II Scherzo
Dora Pejacevic: Sonata for Violin & Piano in B-flat Minor, Op.43: “Slavonic
Sofia Gubaidulina (b. 1931): A. Piazzolla’s “Le Grand Tango” arr. for violin & piano