Liszt for Violin

Giora Schmidt, Violin
Noam Sivan, Piano

Bennett Gordon Hall
Saturday, September 10, 2011
6:00 PM
Gates Open
7:00 PM
Concert Starts
$10 reserved
No Lawn tickets

About The Artist

Violinist Giora Schmidt, a protégé of Itzhak Perlman, artfully bridges the divide between the two sides of the “War of the Romantics,” reconciling the conservative approach of Berlin and Leipzig (Brahms and Schumann) with the progressive radicals of Weimar (exemplified by Franz Liszt) in an imaginative program that includes two of the movements Brahms and Schumann created for the composite “F.A.E. Sonata.” He concludes with a unique violin transcription of Liszt’s famous B-Minor Sonata, turning the tables on the extraordinary keyboard virtuoso who famously transcribed violin works (among others) for piano.

Program Notes

Brahms: Scherzo in C Minor WoO2 (“Sonatensatz”)
Schumann: Intermezzo in F Major
Brahms: Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 78
Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor, transcribed by Noam Sivan for solo violin. - World premiere