Liza Ferschtman (violin) and Roman Rabinovich (piano) - Beethoven, Shostakovich, Bartók

Liza Ferschtman (violin) and Roman Rabinovich (piano) - Beethoven, Shostakovich, Bartók

A selection from the program

Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 3, on. 12, no. 3

Bartók - Violin Sonata No. 1

Shostakovich - 24 Preludes (sel.)

Liza Ferschtman and Roman Rabinovich

Violinist Liza Ferschtman and pianist Roman Rabinovich are rapidly conquering the international concert stages. "A brilliant combination", British quality newspaper The Independent called this royal couple. "Ferschtman's grip on texture and colour is extraordinary, while Rabinovich's refined playing captures the most subtle mood changes in the music" It's a mustache in the violin works of Beethoven, Bartók and Shostakovich, which are steeped in temperament!

Downward Beethoven

If there's one thing Beethoven and Bartók didn't take into account, it was the conventions of their time. Beethoven liked to ignore the expectations of his audience in that respect. Whereas the listeners of the time were used to entertaining tunes, Beethoven's 'Third Violin Sonata' is quite different. Quirky contrasts and contrary rhythms give this masterpiece its characteristic sheen. Robert Schumann must have realized this when he called this piece a heavenly "sunflower" in 1836.

Bartók's robust folk dancing

Bartók does with his 'First Violin Sonata' if possible one more scoop on top. With Beethoven violin and piano are more or less equal partners, with Bartók the musicians each seem to go their own way. Like no other, Liza Ferschtman and Roman Rabinovich Bartók's exciting tissues of sound forge a satisfactory unity, as in the exhilarating dance final in which Hungarian and Romanian folk music compete for priority.

In Beethoven's time, a 'violin sonata' had a leading role for the piano, and the violin only occasionally played a solo passage, intended for experienced amateurs
Beethoven rigorously threw this principle overboard; in his Third Violin Sonata, piano and violin appear as equal partners. Beethoven made the violin sonata a serious matter.

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Vioolsonate viool piano Bösendorfer Imperial 290 Béla Bartók Dmitri Sjostakovitsj Dmitri Shostakovich Shostakovich Ludwig van Beethoven Preludes Kamermuziek Delft Chamber Music Festival Seizoen '18-'19 Wereldpianisten
Thursday 21 February 2019, 20:00

They are called a royal couple, violinist Liza Ferschtman and pianist Roman Rabinovich. No wonder, because Liza Ferschtman is one of today's most beloved violinists. About what makes her playing so special, de Volkskrant tells: "Ferschtman started playing, soft and conjuring, with a tone that forces you to go along with the violin line" Experience this for yourself in the Edesche Concert Hall, with Beethoven's 'Third Violin Sonata' and Bartók's 'First Violin Sonata', which is steeped in folk music

When and where

Begin time:
Thursday 21 February 2019, 20:00

The Edesche Concert Hall. Unheard of acoustics, intimate beauty, one of the most beautiful concert grand pianos in the Netherlands with the very best musicians. From one hour before the start of the concert you are welcome in the Edesche Concert Hall, for example for a cup of coffee in advance. Please note: during the performance we do not grant access to the concert hall The Edesche Concertzaal is unsubsidized and is made possible by Eskes Media / DagjeWeg.NL.

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Edesche Concertzaal

Amsterdamseweg 9, Ede

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