Saturday 9th April 2022
Lostwithiel, St Bartholomew's Church
Krysia Osostowicz (violin) and Daniel Tong (piano) play Beethoven Violin Sonatas op 23, op 24 “the Spring” and op 47 “Kreutzer” plus short pieces inspired by his masterpieces.
Beethoven sonata in A min, op 23 plus Neglected Child by Judith Bingham
Beethoven sonata in F, op 24 (“Spring”) plus Spring by Huw Watkins
Beethoven Sonata in A, op 47 (“Kreutzer”) plus Tarantella Furiosa by Matthew Taylor
Beethoven Plus is an exciting project, the creation of which led directly from Krysia Osostowicz and Daniel Tong’s knowledge and experience of working together on Beethoven’s ten sonatas for violin and piano. Krysia and Daniel had the idea as a celebration of last year’s 250th anniversary of giving this Beethoven cycle a new dimension by inviting ten composers to write a short companion piece – each about 5 minutes long – inspired by one of Beethoven’s sonatas. Three of these new pieces heard together with three of the great original sonatas, create conversations between living composers and Beethoven, and shed new light on what Beethoven’s music means to us today.