Malvern Concert Club – Tasmin Little & Martin Roscoe
25th January 2018 7:30 pm
115th Season 2017-18
Tasmin Little violin
Martin Roscoe piano
Beethoven Sonata for piano and violin in D, Op.12, No.1
Beethoven Sonata for piano and violin in C minor, Op.30, No.2
Beethoven Sonata for piano and violin in G, Op.96
Tasmin Little OBE has firmly established herself as one of today’s leading international violinists. Her multi-award winning and varied career encompasses international concerto and recital performances, master classes, workshops and community outreach work. Her discography and performance schedule reflect her wide-ranging repertoire and she has given numerous World Première performances.
With an extraordinary career spanning over four decades, Martin Roscoe is unarguably one of the UK’s best loved pianists. Renowned for his versatility at the keyboard, Martin is equally at home in concerto, recital and chamber performances. In an ever more distinguished career, his enduring popularity and the respect in which he is universally held are built on a deeply thoughtful musicianship allied to an easy rapport with audiences and fellow musicians alike.
Tasmin Little played for the Club in 2011, her recital ending with Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata. Tonight, she and Martin Roscoe, making his first appearance for us, begin a three-recital series in which they give us a rare opportunity to hear all of Beethoven’s ten sonatas ‘for piano and violin’, culminating in 2020, the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. ‘Tasmin Little and Martin Roscoe are equal partners who give these works a balanced approach … the playing is energetic and powerfully expressive’ [AllMusic Review of their 2016 Chandos CD set of these sonatas]. The Sunday Times chose this recording as its Album of the Week: ‘Neither artist has done anything finer on disc.’
Ticket price includes a £1 contribution to our heritage fund.