Concert in aid of Music in Hospitals – RNCM


    Kathryn is thrilled to have been invited to sing with Rachel Podger and Christopher Glynn in their special concert in aid of the charity Music in Hospitals & Care.
    Beethoven Violin Sonatas at the Royal Northern College of Music.

    Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonata No 1 in D major Op 12 no 1
    Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonata No 5 in F major No. 24 ‘Spring’
    Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonata No 7 in C minor Op.30 No.2

    Christopher Glynn piano / bosendorfer piano
    Rachel Podger baroque violin
    Kathryn Rudge mezzo-soprano

    Beethoven learned to play the violin as a boy and mastered the piano as a man. His profound understanding of both instruments, and ability to combine them with astonishing invention and originality, is heard in ten sonatas. From the high-spirited first sonata, to the valedictory and enigmatic tenth, via a famously lyrical sonata nicknamed Spring and the epic virtuosity of the Kreutzer – ‘like a concerto’, said Beethoven – violin and piano are engaged in an endlessly fascinating and varied dialogue.

    Using 19th century instruments that reflect Beethoven’s ideal, Rachel Podger and Christopher Glynn explore a sonata cycle that, more than any other, opens up new worlds of expression for their instruments.

    Kathryn Rudge, acclaimed mezzo-soprano, will also be making a guest appearance on the night performing songs by Richard Strauss.

    The concert is in aid of the charity, Music in Hospitals & Care.

    Royal Northern College of Music Concert Hall Kathryn Rudge
    Copyright ©Kathryn Rudge 2019