Graduation Recital: Emily Shehi, violin

Violinist Emily Shehi’s graduation recital opens with selections from J. S. Bach’s Sonata No. 3 in C major. This sonata comes from Bach’s monumental collection of six Sonatas and Partitas, the summit of the solo violin repertoire. The performance continues with Eugène Ysaÿe’s joyful Sonata in G major, which includes a rustic country dance. “Fantasy: Remembering Roger” by Elliott Carter is a brief but poignant expression of gratitude toward his friend and fellow composer Roger Sessions, who died a year after the work’s completion. The recital ends with three sparkling gems by 20th-century virtuoso and musical trickster Fritz Kreisler. 

 

Program

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH    Selections, Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005
  Largo
  Allegro assai 
   
EUGÈNE YSAŸE Sonata in G major, Op. 27, No. 5
  L’Aurore
  Danse rustique  
   
ELLIOTT CARTER “Fantasy: Remembering Roger,” from Four Lauds 
   
FRITZ KREISLER Polichinelle
KREISLER  La Gitana 
KREISLER Miniature Viennese March 
  Emily Shehi, violin
  Jungeun Kim, piano