Francis Poulenc's Violin Sonata
Leia Zhu, Violin
Benjamin Engeli, Piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Adagio from the Divertimento No. 15 in B-flat Major, K. 287
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
“Suite italienne” from the ballet “Pulcinella”
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908)
“Playera”, Spanish Dance No. 5, Op. 23 No. 1
“Zapateado”, Spanish Dance No. 6, Op. 23 No. 2
The concert got recorded live on 23 July 2022 at Gstaad.
Leia Zhu, an Anglo-Chinese violinist with a formidable résumé at just 15 years of age, is travelling to Gstaad with German pianist Benjamin Engeli and a multicoloured programme that is a true invitation to travel. From Stravinsky’s revisited Italian Pulcinella to Pablo de Sarasate’s wild Spanish Dances, via Francis Poulenc’s playful and sometimes delightfully roguish France: this recital by Itzhak Rashkovsky’s young pupil reveals exceptional variety.