Yuuko Shiokawa & Andras Schiff: Bach, Busoni, Beethoven

November 29, 2017, 9:00 am

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Violinist Yuuko Shiokawa and pianist András Schiff are heard here in an insightful – and delightful – program of sonatas for violin and piano which begins with Bach’s Sonata No. 3 in E major, ends with Beethoven’s Sonata No. 10 in G major, and has at its center Busoni’s Sonata No. 2 in E minor. No other 20th century composer was as deeply steeped in the music of Bach as Ferruccio Busoni, and his second sonata, published in 1901, is indebted to both Bach and Beethoven. Its form makes references to Beethoven’s late sonatas, and the final movement incorporates a Bach chorale as its variation theme.