Last night Maggie Cole and Kati Debretzeni created a beautifully balanced and varied programme around their two instruments, fortepiano and violin.
Some hightlights of the evening: Haydn's E minor sonata for keyboard, composed when the fortepiano was newly invented. You could hear Haydn exploring the ability to play loudly or softly, which of course isn't possible in the same way on the harpsichord.
Khandoshkin's Sonata for solo violin was fascinating as a piece of social as well as musical history with its blend of Ukrainian/Cossack folk with Baroque and Classical elements.
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