Francis POULENC Sonata for violin and piano op. 119
Richard STRAUSS Sonata for violin and piano in E Flat Major op. 18
The duet between Conunova and Kozhukhin is the magnetic attraction of two polar opposites – in Conunova’s hands, her 18th century Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ instrument becomes a nuanced, deeply considered conversation leader, whose conversation partner is Kozhukhin’s piano playing – passionate, with the conviction that the instrument has no boundaries.