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Spoleto Backstage: Romantic Violin Tell & Show with Geoff Nuttall and Jennifer Frautschi

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On this episode of Spoleto Backstage, we highlight two passionate, exciting Romantic era sonatas for violin and piano, and hear some background about the pieces from the musicians who performed them at this year's Spoleto Chamber Music Series.

First, we speak with Geoff Nuttall, violinist and the Charles E. and Andrea L. Volpe Director of Chamber Music for Spoleto Festival USA, about Robert Schumann's Violin Sonatas No. 1 in A minor, op. 105 1st Mvmt.

Then, violinist Jennifer Frautschi joins us to discuss performing Camille Saint-Saëns' Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor, op. 75.

Pieces featured in this episode:

  • Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, op. 105 1st Mvmt | Robert Schumann (1810 – 56)
    • Geoff Nuttall, violin;
    • Pedja Muzijevic, piano
  • Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor, op. 75 | Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921)
    • Jennifer Frautschi, violin;
    • Pedja Muzijevic, piano

Production of the Chamber Music Series from Spoleto Festival USA is made possible by Bank of America, the ETV Endowment of South Carolina, and the John Covington and Robert Lukey Fund for the Performing Arts.

Originally from Greenwood, SC, Bradley Fuller has maintained a deep interest in classical music since the age of six. With piano lessons throughout grade school and involvement in marching and concert bands on the saxophone, Bradley further developed musical abilities as well as an appreciation for the importance of arts education.