Elisabeth Kufferath. Tamara Stefanovich
Duets and duels
Two exceptional interpreters of contemporary music, deeply rooted in the classical-romantic repertoire. Together they explore the two-way relationship of their instruments – in a programme that reaches far historically as well as geographically. Mozart's earlier duos were still treated as "sonatas for pianoforte accompanied by a violin"; after all, in this genre, which came from France, the piano was initially the focus of the movement. The relationship was quite different around 1920, when Charles Ives and Béla Bartók wrote their two works. While the American's Kinderfest, which is dominated by song quotations, is folk-like, the folkloristic elements in the Hungarian's sonata form the foil of a very free, almost abstract expressionism.
+ 7 minutes
The "plus" in the concert: in a 7-minute discussion excursus, characteristic, sometimes curious aspects of the program are singled out or exciting phenomena are highlighted in the context of the works.
Concert with intermission
Duration approx. 2 hours
Tickets also available on subscription