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Christian Tetzlaff, Violin & Lars Vogt, Piano

Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30 No. 1
Shostakovich Sonata for violin and piano in G major,Op. 134
György Kurtág Tre Pezzi Op. 14e for violin and piano
Franck Sonata for violin and piano in A major

The German violinist Christian Tetzlaff is one of most exciting musicians on the classical music scene today: his concerts have been described as ‘turning into an existential experience for both the interpreter and the audience where suddenly old familiar works appear in a completely new light’. Much sought after internationally, he has been an artist in residence at the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Wigmore Hall London and at Carnegie Hall New York. In the 2018/2019 season he was Artist in Residence of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and the Dresdner Philharmonie at the same time.

For this recital he joins celebrated pianist Lars Vogt whom Sir Simon Rattle described as “one of the most extraordinary musicians of any age group that I have had the fortune to be associated with”. Together Christian and Lars perform a programme that weaves together 19th and 20th century works. Opening with Beethoven’s Sonata in A major, the first of his Op. 30 set and concluding with César Franck’s A major sonata, considered to be one of the finest sonatas for violin and piano ever written. In between, two 20th century compositions - one by Shostakovich (his second sonata) and the other by György Kurtág - add up to a unique opportunity to hear two critically acclaimed recitalists performing a rich and varied programme.

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  • Sun, 10 November 2019 20:00 - 22:30

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