Richard Tognetti & Polina Leschenko in Recital - Australian Chamber Orchestra

Richard Tognetti & Polina Leschenko in Recital

12 - 13 September 2016


PÄRT Fratres
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No.5, Spring
BRAHMS Sonata No.3 in D minor


Richard Tognetti Violin
Polina Leschenko Piano

Richard Tognetti is joined by virtuoso pianist Polina Leschenko for two intimate recital programs in Sydney and Canberra.

The meditative minimalism of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s Fratres is poignant and emotional, with the two haunting voices of violin and piano entwined. Beethoven’s ‘Spring’ Sonata evokes the capriciousness of springtime weather, shifting from lyrical sunshine to stormy intensity in the blink of an eye. ‘Irkanda’ is an Australian Indigenous word for a remote and lonely place, and it inspired a series of works by ACO’s great friend, the late Peter Sculthorpe, including this evocative piece for solo violin. Brahms’ third Sonata in D Minor features the overwhelmingly tender Adagio bringing this intimate program to a fitting finale.