BACH 2-part Inventions for violin and viola
MOZART Duo in B flat K.424
MARTINŮ 3 Madrigals for violin and viola
HANDEL/HALVORSEN Passacaglia in G minor
A trio of pieces in Baroque and Classical style are at the heart of Ruth and Ben’s lunchtime concert, with Mozart’s ‘Duo’ standing out as a small-scale masterpiece.
The Duo was clearly the inspiration for Bohuslav Martinů’s colourful ‘Madrigals’, written soon after the composer settled in New York in 1947 and during a period when he was fascinated with the music of Haydn and Mozart.