ANAM Recital: Elliott Plumpton (violin)


ANAM Recitals enable each musician to make their own personal musical statement, through performance, repertoire and presentation.

Singing in the Regen...

The first movement of Brahms' G major violin sonata is one of my favourite bits of music; it's exciting to have the opportunity to learn this masterpiece! The third movement is inspired by two earlier songs by Brahms; one is Regenlied (Rain Song), the nostalgic text of which describes rain and longing to experience it like a child again. These quotations are the reason for the larger work's nickname of Regensonate.

Vocal, singing, and incredibly expressive 'tunes' are an important aspect of Brahms' music generally, and that is true of this work. What words would you attach to these beautiful melodies?

I'll also be playing the first movement of the Mendelsson Violin Concerto, another expressive Romantic work that features similarly lyrical and emotive melodies.

BRAHMS Violin Sonata no. 1 in G, op. 78
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E minor op. 64, movt 1
SHCHEDRIN Im Stile von Albeniz

Elliott Plumpton QLD violin
Peter de Jager piano

Photo by Pia Johnson

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