Concerts from the Library of Congress

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2022 at 8:00 PM (ET)

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Emmanuel Pahud

Emmanuel Pahud
Photo credit: Josef Fischnaller

Alessio Bax

Alessio Bax
Photo credit: Marco Borggreve

IN-PERSON CONCERT, COOLIDGE AUDITORIUM

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In one of only two U.S. recitals this season, the eminent flutist Emmanuel Pahud performs with pianist Alessio Bax, a frequent chamber music partner. This distinguished duo will inaugurate the Elinor D. Sosne Fund, a new endowment created to support events with a flute focus—and to spotlight the nearly 1,700 flutes and other wind instruments in the Library’s unique Dayton C. Miller Collection. The longtime principal of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Franco-Swiss Pahud is famous for his “trademark golden flowing tone” (The Guardian). For this concert the artists play Pahud’s transcription of a Beethoven violin sonata, complementing works by Bach and Prokofiev, and a new Nicolas Bacri sonata that was dedicated to them, written to honor the centenary of French flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal.

Preconcert Conversation with the Artists: 6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN / EMMANUEL PAHUD

Sonata for violin and piano in G major, op. 30/3

J.S. BACH

Sonata for flute in B minor, BWV 1030

NICOLAS BACRI

Third Sonata for flute and piano, op. 156 (U.S. premiere)

SERGEI PROKOFIEV

Sonata for flute and piano in D major, op. 94

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