Midori & Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Oct 23, 2022

Overview

Master violinist and educator Midori has been a force in classical music for almost 40 years. This season she collaborates with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, celebrated for his “trademark elegance” (The New York Times), on three Beethoven sonatas. Anchoring the recital is the exhilarating Kreutzer, which — as interpreted by Midori — promises “a stunning performance of one of Beethoven’s most famous works” (South Florida Classical Review).


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Schedule
Sunday, October 23, 2022
3:00 PM
Program
Beethoven

Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 12, No. 2

Beethoven

Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 12, No. 3

Beethoven

Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 47 (Kreutzer)

Performers
Thibaudet — Carte Blanche

Recorded in celebration of Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s 60th birthday, Carte Blanche presents an eclectic combination of works spanning standard repertoire, popular tunes and classical favorites reimagined for the keyboard, all selected by Thibaudet himself. Available for a limited time at the Symphony Store.

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