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Joshua Bell and Alessio Bax play Minnesota Beethoven Festival / MPR broadcast

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The Minnesota Beethoven Festival has been nestled in the town of Winona, situated among the stunning bluffs of southeast Minnesota, since 2007, making 2016 its tenth anniversary season. Among a stellar lineup of performers were violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Alessio Bax. Bell and Bax collaborated on a performance at Winona State University's Somsen Auditorium, where they performed for a sold-out audience.

In the first half of the program, you'll hear Beethoven's Sonata No. 9 for Violin and Piano in A Major - it's known as the Kreutzer Sonata. The second half of the program features Ravel's Sonata No. 2 for violin and Piano in G major. Classical MPR's Julie Amacher is your host. Listen to the rebroadcast on Thursday, July 21, at 7 p.m., on Classical Minnesota Public Radio. You can also listen to the complete program audio using the audio player above (available until July 28, 2016).
 

Joshua Bell, Violin
Alessio Bax, piano
Recorded July 5, 2016, at Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall
Winona State University, Winona, Minn.

 

Part One
Vitali: Chaconne
Beethoven: Sonata No. 9 "Kreutzer"

Part Two
Ravel: Sonata No. 2
Ponce: Estrellita
Wieniawski: Scherzo Tarantelle
de Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen