Christian Tetzlaff, Violin & Lars Vogt, Piano
Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 8:00 pm
Christian Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt both have thriving solo careers; when they appear together, the result is truly dynamic. Their long-standing partnership brings them to Duke Performances for a program that demonstrates why the Chicago Tribune wrote that “whatever the time period and style of the music, Tetzlaff and Vogt excelled, bringing not only virtuosity but also penetration.”
They begin with Beethoven’s dramatic Seventh Violin Sonata and then juxtapose it with their friend Jörg Widmann’s brand-new Variations. In a second revealing juxtaposition, they contrast Mozart’s introspective F Major Sonata with Schubert’s bravura Rondo, both ideal showcases for “two musicians absolutely at the top of their game” (Gramophone Magazine).
Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 7 in C Minor, op. 30, no. 2
Bartók: Violin Sonata No. 2, Sz. 76
Mozart: Sonata for Piano and Violin in F Major, K. 377/374e
Schubert: Rondo for Piano and Violin in B minor, D. 895