Graduation Recital: Youjin Lee, violin

Youjin Lee opens her graduation recital with the joyful Sonata in B-flat major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the jaw-dropping Caprice No. 24 by Niccolò Paganini. The performance continues with Paul Hindemiths restless Sonata in E-flat major. Hindemith began composing this work while serving in the German army on the Western Front. He wrote in his wartime diary that “Music reached out beyond political boundaries, national hatred and the horrors of war.” Youjin concludes her thrilling performance with the “Ballade” by Eugène Ysaÿe, “King of the Violin,” and a sparkling polonaise by Polish virtuoso Henryk Wieniawski.

 

Program (subject to change)

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART    Sonata in B-flat major, K. 454
  Youjin Lee, violin
  Soyoo Hong, piano
   
NICCOLÒ PAGANINI  Caprice No. 24 in A minor 
  Youjin Lee, violin 
   
PAUL HINDEMITH    Sonata in E-flat, Op. 11, No. 1
  Youjin Lee, violin
  Soyoo Hong, piano
   
EUGÈNE YSAŸE    Sonata in D minor, Op. 27, No. 3 (“Ballade”)
  Youjin Lee, violin
   
HENRYK WIENIAWSKI   Polonaise brillante No. 1 in D major, Op. 4
  Youjin Lee, violin
  Soyoo Hong, piano