Erich Höbarth & Susan Tomes
Erich Höbarth, violin; Susan Tomes, piano
Mozart Sonata in B flat, KB454
Schubert Violin Sonata in A major, D574 (Grand Duo)
Austrian violinist Erich Höbarth and Scottish pianist Susan Tomes have worked together often, particularly with performances of Schubert and Mozart, their ensemble described as ‘intuitive and affectionate’. As Leader of the Musicus Concentus Wien, and Quatuor Mosaïques he combines deep commitment to championing period style as well as truly Viennese care for ’Wiener Klassik’, the period from which both works in today’s programme emanate. Susan Tomes’ career encompasses solo, duo and chamber playing; she has been at the heart of the internationally admired ensembles Domus, the Gaudier Ensemble, and the Florestan Trio, winners of a Royal Philharmonic Society Award. Both pieces performed today were written in Vienna and first performed there, Mozart’s Sonata an invigorating display of a maturing composer full of melodic life and energy, and Schubert’s Grand Duo from his early period showing promise of larger structures with such charm and gentle virtuosity. These artists’ performances of this repertoire have become collectors’ items.
19 July 2017
12.00pm - 1.00pm
St John's Church