ANAM Recital: James Armstrong (violin)

ANAM Recitals are an opportunity for musicians to make their own personal musical statement, through performance, repertoire and presentation.

This recital program encapsulates a Kaleidoscope of human experiences through spiritual and physical lenses.

"Bach’s Sonata No. 2 in A minor BWV 1003 is spiritually and intellectually provocative. For me, the solo sonatas of Johann Sebastian Bach allow me to explore my musical voice and it’s such a pleasure to be able to find something new in music every time I come back to it, whether I’m listening or playing.

Szymanowski’s ‘Mythes’, Op. 30 for violin and piano are musical illustrations of the supernatural - alluding to the myths of the Fountain of Arethusa and Narcissus - in Szymanowski’s unique style which uses elements of German Romanticism and French Impressionism.

To complete the program, Louisa Breen and I will perform Brahms’ Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108 - a staple of the sonata repertoire. This sonata captures Brahms in a nutshell - rich melodic and harmonic writing for both piano and violin, conveying ideas of human experiences such as regret, love, joy, and struggle." - James Armstrong"

J S BACH Selections from Sonata for solo violin in A minor, No. 2, BWV 1003
SZYMANOWSKI Mythes, Op. 30
BRAHMS Sonata No. 3 in D minor for piano and violin, Op. 108

James Armstrong (NSW) violin
Louisa Breen (ANAM Associate Faculty) piano

Approximate duration: 50 minutes

Photo by Pia Johnson

James’ training at ANAM is fully supported by ANAM Syndicate through the Anthony and Sharon Lee Foundation


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