Good music and lovely food in a very stylish setting – the perfect evening out for the music lover.


The 2018 concerts at Malone House were on Monday 26 March and Wednesday 25 April. As always, the ticket price included dinner in the interval. Here are the programmes;

26 March – an evening of Schubert. We started with the D major violin sonata, D384, written when Schubert was 19, and a lively, cheerful piece. Chris played the piano sonata D784, a mature work and more serious than the violin sonata, dramatic and in a minor key. The Arpeggione sonata D821 was a late work, written in 1824, but with lovely melodic writing despite a certain sadness to it.

25 April – we looked back to the end of the Great War. Debussy died in this year – as we played his sonata two years ago, we chose something different, the Petite Suite arranged for violin and piano. Elgar was writing his violin sonata op82 in this same year and we included this. To complete the programme, we had a selection of pieces by French composers of the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century, for viola and piano. Vierne and Honnore are names that were not known to us, but their music is dramatic and attractive.







violin and piano/harpsichord

BACH – sonatas
BARTOK – Hungarian Folk tunes
BERNSTEIN – West Side Story selection
BEETHOVEN – 10 violin sonatas
BRAHMS – 3 sonatas – FAE sonata movement
CORELLI – sonatas
Aaron COPLAND – Sonata – short pieces
DEBUSSY – sonata
DVORAK – sonatina – 4 Romantic pieces – 2 Waltzes
ELGAR – sonata
César FRANCK – sonata
FAURE – Sonatas and short pieces
GERSHWIN – Preludes
HEIFITZ – arrangement of Porgy and Bess (Gershwin)
JANACEK – short pieces
MOZART – sonatas
RAVEL – sonata
SCHUBERT – sonatas
SCHUMANN – short pieces
RICHARD STRAUSS – violin sonata
TARTINI – sonata “Didone Abbandonata
TELEMANN – sonatas
VIVALDI – sonatas

viola and piano/harpsichord

BACH – viola da gamba sonatas
BAX – Legend – Sonata – Concert piece
Lennox BERKELEY – sonata
BEETHOVEN – variations on a theme by Mozart
BRUCH – Romance – Kol Nedrei
BLOCH – suite
BRAHMS – 3 sonatas
BRITTEN – Lachrymae
Frank BRIDGE – 4 pieces – 2 pieces
Rebecca CLARKE – sonata – Morpheus – shorter pieces
CUI – Apassionata
HINDEMITH – sonata – shorter pieces
JOACHIM – Variations – Hebrew Melodies
Anton RUBINSTEIN – sonata – Andante
SCHUMANN – Märchenbilder – shorter pieces
SCHUBERT – Arpeggione sonata
VIVALDI – sonatas