$10 BGH Classics series
InMo Yang, Violin
Renana Gutman, Piano
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|Bach:||Sonata No. 1 for Solo Violin in G minor|
|Szymanowski:||Three Paganini Caprices|
|Mendelssohn:||Violin Sonata in F major (1838)|
At his New York recital debut in Carnegie Hall earlier this year, InMo Yang impressed the New York Times with “the rich sound he drew from his violin … lovely bloom during sustained passages and lean, silvery colorings during fleet ones.” In between his summers at Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute in 2014 and 2015, he won first prize at Italy’s Paganini Competition, becoming the first violinist to be so awarded in nearly a decade, and made a concert tour of the country, including a performance on Paganini’s own violin. Yang extends his Paganini connection in his Ravinia debut with Szymanowski’s singing and decadent transformations of three caprices, including the pyrotechnic 24th that is famously rhapsodized under Rachmaninoff’s hands. His program also features the frenetic flair of Mendelssohn’s final violin sonata and the intense emotion of Janáček’s, plus the first treatise of Bach’s magnificent solo sonatas and partitas.