A great chamber concert

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Rach3
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A great chamber concert

Post by Rach3 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:48 am

Wonderfully performed concert ! All wonderful works I dont think often heard live (with the exception of the Janacek) :

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/9192 ... the-street

Janacek, Leos
Sonate voor piano, "Sonáta 1.X.1905"
Eckardstein, Severin von

Sjostakovitsj, Dmitri
Sonate voor altviool en piano, op.147
Guez, Nimrod / Eckardstein, Severin von

Dutilleux, Henri
Sonatine voor fluit en piano, 1943
Kogelenberg, Herman van / Cemin, Alphonse

Medtner, Nikolai
Pianokwintet, Op. Posth. (1946)

July 27,2019 at Museum het Prinsenhof,Delft,Netherlands

John F
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Re: A great chamber concert

Post by John F » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:22 am

That's a fine program. The Shostakovich viola sonata is a tough nut to crack, isn't it? The outer movements anyway. I heard it from Yuri Bashmet and Mikhail Muntyan in Rostropovich's Shostakovich cycle at the Barbican in 1998, and even they couldn't open up this music for me.
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Re: A great chamber concert

Post by maestrob » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:12 pm

John F wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:22 am
That's a fine program. The Shostakovich viola sonata is a tough nut to crack, isn't it? The outer movements anyway. I heard it from Yuri Bashmet and Mikhail Muntyan in Rostropovich's Shostakovich cycle at the Barbican in 1998, and even they couldn't open up this music for me.
Agree about the Shostakovich, John. I thought it was just me. :oops:

Rach3
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Re: A great chamber concert

Post by Rach3 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:26 pm

I enjoyed the Viola Sonata,which at times had a klezmer-like quality,albeit sad. My first hearings of it today ( I listened 3 times !). Per Wiki, the Sonata was the last composition of the composer completed less than a month before his death in 1975. The last movement is apparently dedicated to Beethoven,with some tips of the hat to the "Moonlight" ( to my ear, on re-hearing, in the piano part ).

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Re: A great chamber concert

Post by Rach3 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:33 pm

I was having a hard time reconciling the Wiki article and John F.'s comments with everything I was hearing.I liked the work well enough to purchase an mp3 download, and discover that Radio 4 left out the first movement !! ( I would assume the artists at Delft played it; Radio 4 does say " compleet." )

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