Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in D Major, Op. 12, No. 1
Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 12, No. 3
Sonata No. 5 for Violin and Piano in F Major, Op. 24, “Spring”
Violinist Pinchas Zukerman has remained a phenomenon in the world of classical music for more than four decades. The Tel Aviv native studied at Juilliard, and Mondavi Center audiences have come to know him as guest conductor and soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. But it is his violin playing, featured in this recital, that has drawn effusive praise throughout his career. In the words of The Herald (Glasgow) “His sound is utterly inimitable, as it has been for more than 30 years, from its intense sweetness on high to its throaty richness at the depths of the instrument … And the molten gold that streams from the instrument is completely breathtaking.”
Consistently praised for her brilliant technique, tonal beauty and superb musicianship, Canadian pianist Angela Cheng is one of her country’s national treasures. An avid recitalist, Cheng appears regularly on recital series throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to touring and recording, she is a professor of piano at Oberlin Conservatory of Music.