|Joshua Bell, © Richard Ashcroft|
Joshua Bell (violin)
Sam Hayward (piano)
Wednesday 27 February 2019
Barbican Hall, London
Beethoven: Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23
Prokofiev: Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94a
Grieg: Sonata No. 2 in G major, Op. 13
Clara Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 22 – No.1: Andante molto
Brahms: Hungarian Dances WoO1, No. 1 in G minor, arr. Joachim
Wieniawski: Scherzo-Tarantelle, Op. 16
'Their Beethoven had spark and delicate simplicity, whilst their Prokofiev was full of bite and foot-stomping rhythms'.
'Bell took flight with the circus acrobatics of the finale'.
'Bell and Hayward’s passionate performance was a delight'.
'Haywood's limpid opening supporting Bell's beautifully silky tone'.
Read my full review on Bachtrack here.