In this recital, violinist Olivia Edmundson-Andrade and pianist Joana David will present a set of works for violin and piano, as well as solo pieces, in an unlikely encounter between European and Chinese composers. The first part of the recital is filled with Johannes Brahms’s sonata for violin and piano in G major. It is a piece of a romantic nature, with three contrasting movements, dating from the end of the 19th century, being the first work written by the composer for violin and piano training.
The second part of the recital will be dedicated to Portuguese and Chinese composers. They will begin by interpreting Joly Braga Santos’ Nocturno, which was the first work written by this composer, in his youth, in the mid-20th century. This is followed by a solo piano moment in which Joana David will perform António Fragoso’s Nocturno, in D flat major, a piece composed at the beginning of the last century.
The recital continues with pieces by contemporary Chinese composers. First, two works by the Macanese composer Bun-Ching Lam, born in Macao, will be presented: Solitude d’automne for violin and piano; Helegy – for Herb for solo violin. Both pieces will be performed for the first time in Portugal. Closing the recital will be a piece entitled Fisherman’s Song by the Chinese composer Chen Yi, born in Guangzhou, whose musical production tries to create a synthesis between a Western language and traditional Chinese music.
Johannes Brahms | Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78, for Violin and Piano (“Regensonate”)
I. Vivace ma non troppo
III. Allegro molto moderato
Joly Braga Santos | Nocturne, for violin and piano
Antonio Fragoso | Nocturne, for solo piano
Bun-Ching Lam | Solitude d’automne, for violin and piano (First Audition in Portugal)
Bun-Ching Lam | Elegy – for Herb, for solo violin (First Audition in Portugal)
Chen Yi | Fisherman’s Song, for violin and piano