Recital for flute and piano
János Bálint | flute
Nicolas Costantinou | piano
- J. S. Bach: Sonata in B minor for Flute and Harpsichord, BWV 1030 (c. 1736)
- P. Mieg: Sonata for flute and piano
- F. Poulenc: Sonata for flute and piano
- Κ. G. Stylianou: Sonata for flute and piano
Ledra Music Soloists invite you to a unique evening of chamber music for flute and piano with the internationally renowned flautist János Bálint and pianist Nicolas Costantinou. The two artists propose an exciting and varied programme of masterpieces, including world and national premieres. By means of the classical sonata form, the proposed works highlight not only the virtuosic abilities of the two instruments but also the wide range of timbres that their combination can yield.
Johann Sebastian Bach’s monumental Sonata in B minor, his most important work for the combination of these instruments, is a mixture of forms and styles from the 1730s. These include movements in the concertante style (the opening movement in the concerto grosso, the predominantly secular genre of the baroque), in the then-emerging style known as ‘gallant’, in the polyphonic ‘church’ style, and in the stylized secular dance. Swiss composer, critic, and painter Peter Mieg’s brilliant Sonata is rich in invention and melodic material. By contrast, the popular Sonata by the Frenchman Francis Poulenc is pervaded with bittersweet grace, wit, irony, and emotion. It is a prime example of contemporary aesthetics against the emotionality of C. Franck and the impressionism of Debussy and Ravel. The evening concludes with Constantinos Y. Stylianou’s recent Sonata, revealing the composer’s preference for the traditional classical sonata form, which he considers a constructive framework within the limits of tonality
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Full-price €15 | Concessions* €10
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