Graduation Recital: Cara Pogossian, viola

Violist Cara Pogossian bookends her graduation recital with two miniatures by contemporary composers Atar Arad and György Kurtág. The piece by Arad, the eighth of his twelve Caprices, takes direct inspiration from German violist and composer Paul Hindemith. Hindemith’s winding and wild second sonata for solo viola and J. S. Bach’s inventive, show-stopping Sonata No. 2 in A minor form the centerpiece of this thrilling recital. 

 

Program

ATAR ARAD   Caprice No. 8 (“Paul”)
   
PAUL HINDEMITH   Sonata, Op. 25, No. 1 
       Breit
       Sehr frisch und straff
       Sehr langsam
       Rasendes Zeitmaß: Wild
       Langsam, mit viel Ausdruck
   
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH      Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003
       Grace
       Fuga
       Andante
       Allegro
   
GYÖRGY KURTÁG Selections, Signs, Games and Messages
       Kromatikus feleselos
       In memoriam Blum Tamás
       The Carenza Jig