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Joshua Bell & Dénes Várjon

Play Mendelssohn, Brahms & Grieg

The celebrated US violinist is joined by exceptional Hungarian pianist for the recital of work by Mendelssohn, Brahms and Grieg.

Joshua Bell Violin
Dénes Várjon Piano

Mendelssohn Violin Sonata in F (1838)
Brahms Violin Sonata No 1 in G Op 78
Grieg Violin Sonata No 3

Joshua Bell is quite simply a musical phenomenon – not only one of the world’s great violin soloists, but also a respected chamber musician and an accomplished orchestra director.

For the first recital in his three-concert residency at International Festival 2017, the celebrated US violinist joins exceptional Hungarian pianist Dénes Várjon, a regular recital collaborator, in some of the Romantic repertoire’s most gloriously expressive chamber music for violin and piano.

Mendelssohn’s grand F major Sonata from 1838 is cast on a concerto-like scale, with an exhilarating, sweeping energy, followed by the graceful tenderness of Brahms’s first violin sonata. Bell and Várjon conclude their recital with the touching Nordic lyricism of Grieg.

This concert was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

Joshua Bell Violin
Dénes Várjon Piano

Mendelssohn Violin Sonata in F (1838)
Brahms Violin Sonata No 1 in G Op 78
Grieg Violin Sonata No 3


More information about the artists

Joshua Bell
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Dénes Várjon
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21 August 2017

  • The Queen's Hall (Show on map)
  • 1hr 45mins approx (one interval)
  • £9 - £32.50*

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