RNS Chamber: Sousa & Włoszczowska
Dinis Sousa piano
Maria Włoszczowska violin
Felix Mendelssohn Sonata for violin and piano in F major
Fanny Mendelssohn selection of Lieder arrangements
Clara Schumann selection of Lieder arrangements
Robert Schumann Sonata for violin and piano in D minor
Royal Northern Sinfonia’s Principal Conductor Dinis Sousa and Leader Maria Włoszczowska celebrate the talents and connections of two famous musical families: the Mendelssohns and the Schumanns. All four were gifted musicians and knew each other well, performing together and supporting each other’s careers. Violin sonatas from Felix and Robert book-end a selection of Lieder (arranged for violin) by Fanny and Clara, both talented composers in their own right but often overlooked by history.
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