Bomsori Kim and Rafał Blechacz – for the first time together on the stage of the National Forum of Music. The winner of 15th Chopin Competition and the 2nd prize winner of the 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Competition meet in Wrocław to offer music lovers a memorable evening with chamber music. An interestingly tailored programme performed by excellent artists is a proposal that you cannot overlook!
During the May evening, we will hear four sonatas for violin and piano. The first of them will be the work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – the composer who changed the eighteenth-century thinking about this kind of compositions. It was thanks to him that the pianist ceased to perform only the function of an accompanist and became a real partner for the violinist in the progress of the musical narrative.
In Mozart's sonatas for violin and piano, the instruments interact with each other, sometimes surprising the listener with the ingenuity of the author and the richness, lightness and singing of the melodies he composed. Sonatas for violin and piano in Mozart's time were treated primarily as a genre fulfilling a social function intended for making music together. Along with the development of chamber music, the sonata has gained popularity, and composers in the eras to follow eagerly drew inspiration from Classical patterns, including Gabriel Fauré, called the ‘French Brahms’. His work is a perfect link between the music of composers of German Romanticism (brought up in the tradition of Mozart and Beethoven's music) and French Impressionism. The father of the second of these trends was Claude Debussy, the author of the enchanting Sonata for violin and piano in G minor – a work that maintains the classical form, sparkling with the typical diversity of colours drawn from both instruments. The youthful Sonata for violin and piano by Karol Szymanowski also reveals unusual sensitivity to the sound.