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Malvern Concert Club: Tasmin Little & Martin Roscoe
24th January 2019 7:30 pm
BEETHOVEN VIOLIN SONATA SERIES 2018-2020
Tasmin Little, violin
Martin Roscoe, piano
Beethoven Sonata for piano and violin No.2 in A, Op.12 No.2
Beethoven Sonata for piano and violin No.4 in A minor, Op.23
Beethoven Sonata for piano and violin No.5 in F, Op.24, ‘Spring’
Beethoven Sonata for piano and violin No.8 in G, Op.30 No.3
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.
Tonight, Tasmin Little and Martin Roscoe return to Malvern Concert Club for the second instalment of their 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.’