Susanne Stanzeleit (violin)
and Julian Jacobson (piano)

".. the two played as one.. the audience was swept away in mounting excitement. Come again soon!" Musical Opinion, Summer 1994

The violin-piano duo of Susanne Stanzeleit and Julian Jacobson offers a rare combination of technical mastery and communicative vitality. Reviews have constantly focused on their remarkable sense of ensemble and their intuitive rapport in a wide range of styles.

"The best playing I heard at Dartington came in ... a recital by the violinist Susanne Stanzeleit and pianist Julian Jacobson..." Michael White, Independent on Sunday 11/8/96

Their enormous and challenging repertoire, spanning three centuries of violin and piano music, embraces works of contemporary masters such as Elliot Carter, Lutoslawski, Kurtág, Arvo Pärt, Michael Nyman and John Adams, with many works by younger composers, some written especially for them, as well as the great classical literature, including the complete duos of Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Debussy and Ravel.

"...irresistible... Stanzeleit and Jacobson give powerful, virtuoso performances of the widely contrasted pieces..." BBC Music Magazine

Barely five years old, the Duo has already performed in Germany, Japan, Greece, Bulgaria Macedonia, Latvia, China, Nigeria and throughout the UK, has broadcast Classic FM and BBC Radio 3, and has made several highly-praised CD's for Cala and Meridian.

" persuasive as one could wish...the present account of , Vaughan Williams's Sonata has vibrancy and passion. . . extremely rewarding..." Gramophone 7/96

Hear Susanne Stanzeleit and Julian Jacobson play
John Corigliano's Sonata
Extract from 4th movement.

Susanne Stanzeleit (violin), with Julian Jacobson, piano
John Corigliano
John Corigliano
Picture by Julian Keeger
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Dvorák (arr. Jacobson) Slavonic Dance
Op.78 no. 8 (extract)

Susanne Stanzeleit (violin), with Julian Jacobson, piano
Dvorak Volume 2 Cover
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Real Audio version 3 format.

Sample Programmes
Three Centuries of Violin and Piano Music
Programme 1
Corelli Sonata (1700)
Mozart Sonata in G K.379 (1781)
Mozart Sonata in G K.379 (1781)
Stravinsky Suite (Original version of the Suite Italienne (1925); UK Premiere)
Walton Two Pieces (1949-50)
Dvorak (arr. Jacobson) Rondo Op. 94 (1894)
Vaughan Williams Sonata in A minor (1954)

Programme 2
Bach Sonata in A (1717-23)
Schubert Rondo Brilliant (1826)
Walton Toccata (1923)
Anthony Davies Sonata (1991) (UK Premiere)
Saint-Saens Havanaise Op.83 (1887)
Ravel Sonata (1923-7)
Vaughan Williams Sonata in A minor (1954)

Forthcoming Concerts
17 and 24 October 1997

£8 (£5 concs.) Series ticket: £15 Contact:
David Burke (Administrator) (0)20 8374 1527

Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London WC1R 4LR
November 26 1997 7.30
Laurence Batley Theatre
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

Lou Harrison: Suite

November 27 1997 1 p.m.
Celebrity Recital, St. Pauls' Church

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

John Adams: Road Movies
Jonathan Harvey: Flight Elegy
Lou Harrison: Grand Duo (UK premiere)

Stanzeleit / Jacobson Duo Repertoire
New and Unusual Works
John Adams Road Movies (1996)
George Antheil Sonata No.4
Osvaldas Balakauskas "Like a Touch of the Sea" (1975)
Alban BergChamber Concerto for violin, piano and 13 winds
Frank Bridge Sonata
Enrico Busoni Sonata No.1, op.29
Sonata No.2, op.34a
John CageNocturne (1946)
Elliott CarterDuo (1974)
John CageNocturne (1946)
Ernest Chausson Concerto for violin, piano and string quartet
John CoriglianoSonata (1964)
Anthony DavisSonata (1991)
Frederick DeliusSonata No.2
Sonata No.3
David DiamondSonata No.2
George EnescuSonata No.2, op.6
Sonata No.3, op.25
Peter Racine FrickerSonata No.1
Sonata No.2
Alexander GlazunovMazurka-Oberek in D
Meditation in D, op.32
Lou HarrisonGrand Duo
Suite for Violin and Piano
Charles IvesSonata No.2
Oliver KnussenAutumnal (1976-7)
Gyorgy KurtagThree pieces for violin and piano (1993)
Nikola Kodjabasijanew work written for the duo in 1997
Peter LiebersonElegy (1990)
Variations (1993)
Franz LisztGrand Duo Concertant
La Notte
Die Drei Zigeuner
Witold LutoslawskiPartita (1984)
Felix Mendelssohn Concerto in D minor for violin, piano and string orchestra
Olivier Messiaen Theme and variations
James MacMillan Kiss on Wood (1994)
A Different World (1995)
Michael Nyman On The Fiddle
Arvo Pärt Fratres (1980)
Julian Phillips Nocturnal (1994)
Walter Piston Sonata (1939)
Anthony Powers In Sunlight (1993)
Francis Poulenc Sonata
Alan Rawsthorne Sonata
Rebecca Saunders Duo (1966) written for the duo
Roger Sessions Duo (1942)
Milan Slavicky new work written for the duo in 1997
William Walton Sonata
Two Pieces
Anton WebernFour Pieces op.7
John Woolrich "Im Ruhigen Tal" (1992), written for the duo
Standard Works
Béla Bartók Sonata No.1
Sonata No.2
Rhapsody No.1
Rhapsodie No.2
L. van Beethoven Complete Sonatas for violin and piano
Johannes Brahms Sonata G major op.78
Sonata A major, op. 100
Sonata D minor,op.108
Claude DebussySonata
Antonin DvorakSonata op.5
Sonatina op.100
Romance op.11
Ballade op. 15
Nocturne op.40
Mazurek op.47
Four Romantic Pieces op.75
Gabriel FauréSonata A major.op.13
César FranckSonata A major
W.A.Mozart Complete sonatas for violin and piano
Sergei Prokofiev Sonata F minor, op.8O
Sonata D rnajor, op.94
Maurice Ravel Sonata
Sonate posthume
Franz Schubert Sonata A rnajor
Sonata D major
Sonata A minor
Sonata G minor
Rondo B minor
Fantasy C major
Robert Schumann Sonata A minor, op. 105
Sonata D minor, op.121
Richard Strauss Sonata in E flat, op.l9
Ralph Vaughan Williams Sonata A minor

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