Thu, 26 May


Auckland Central City Library

European Journeys - Francis-Lee Duo

W. A. Mozart - Violin Sonata No. 18 in G major, K. 301 Elfrida Andrée - Two Romances Niels Gade - Folk Dances, Op. 62 Béla Bartók - Romanian Folk Dances

European Journeys - Francis-Lee Duo

Time & Location

26 May, 12:10 pm – 1:00 pm NZST

Auckland Central City Library, 44 Lorne Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

About the event

The Francis-Lee Duo bring us European Journeys, an exciting programme inspired by the special exhibition of the same name at the Auckland Art Gallery in 2019, celebrating works by New Zealand artist, Frances Hodgkins. The Duo start the journey at Mannheim with Mozart’s Violin Sonata K. 301, a perfect example of Mozart’s more mature style. This is followed by Two Romances by the pioneer Swedish woman composer Elfrida Andrée, lyrical pieces inspired by Nordic music literature. Keeping on the Nordic theme are the Folk Dances, Op. 62 by Danish composer Niels Gade. The journey concludes at Transylvania with the iconic Romanian Folk Dances by Bartok, brilliantly transcribed for violin and piano by Zoltán Székely. 

This concert was originally scheduled to take place in 2021 but due to unforeseen disruptions, this has been postponed to 2022.

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