Concert Guide | 3:00pm
Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in A Major, Op. 13
One of the first in a long line of great French Violin Sonatas, Fauré’s first sonata has balanced writing for both instruments and lyrical melodies in the Romantic style.
Quartet for Piano and Strings in B-flat Major, Op. 41
Sweeping melodies and clear musical lines show that while not known for his chamber music, Saint-Saëns’ writing rivals that of other Romantic composers and this work deserves a place in the pantheon of great piano quartets.