Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Julian Rachlin, violin & viola

Friday, April 16, 2010 | 8:00 pm

Page Auditorium


Along with the Orpheus (1/30), the 20-piece ASMF shares billing as one of the two most accomplished orchestras in the world, renowned for a “finely incisive” technique (Gramophone) that combines “grace and verve” (Seattle P-I).  They appear with Rachlin, the Lithuanian-born maestro whose violin cuts and sings with “brilliant high-octane technique” (New York Times).

“[ASMF’s] performance was tight, passionate, and scalding hot even when […] the music itself was quiet and slow. It was scarily good playing.”
San Francisco Classical Voice, 2009

“[Rachlin’s] playing came with signs of the Romantic virtuoso, with thrilling passage work and artfully applied tonal coloration. It spoke with simplicity and directness.”
–Jeremy Eichler, New York Times

Program

Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Beethoven: Sonata in A Major, Op. 47, “Kreutzer Sonata” (Arranged by Tognetti)
Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata arranged for Viola and Strings (Arranged by Tabakova)
Piazzolla: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (Arranged by Desyatnikov)

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