Featuring Yamen Saadi – Violin and Julien Quentin – Piano

At the age of just 25, Yamen Saadi was appointed concertmaster of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Vienna Philharmonic. He is a violinist of supreme virtuosity and elegance, whose solo recitals and concerto performances are celebrated throughout Europe, in Tokyo, and Jerusalem. His first recital album is the dazzling Voices from Paris, recorded with the pianist Nathalia Milstein and described as a ‘blend of virtuosity, lyricism and controlled expressivity’. He will be accompanied on the piano by Julien Quentin.

See the program:

F. POULENC (1899-1963)

SONATA FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO

  • I. Allegro con fuoco
  • II. Intermezzo
  • III. Presto tragico

J. BRAHMS (1833-1897)

VIOLIN SONATA NO. 2 IN A MAJOR, OP. 100 ‘THUN’

  • I. Allegro amabile 
  • II. Andante tranquillo — Vivace — Andante — Vivace di più — Andante — Vivace 
  • III. Allegretto grazioso (quasi andante) 

INTERVAL

R. STRAUSS (1864-1949)

VIOLIN SONATA IN E-FLAT MAJOR, TRV.151, OP. 18

  • I. Allegro, ma non troppo
  • II. Improvisation: Andante cantabile
  • III. Finale: Andante – Allegro