Timothy Ridout. Frank Dupree
A little over a hundred years ago, the viola emerged from the shadow of the violin and cello, with several composers and musicians at once championing the sonorous string instrument. Timothy Ridout, one of the most distinguished performers of the younger generation, and his piano partner Frank Dupree present here some resonant gems from that era. George Enescu, for example, composed his virtuoso concert piece in 1906, commissioned by Gabriel Fauré for the viola competition of the Paris Conservatoire. The Briton York Bowen celebrated his breakthrough in 1906 with his charming first viola sonata. And with Rebecca Clarke, a brilliant viola player and composer from the United Kingdom raised her musical voice impressively in 1919.
Followed by artist talk with Anselm Cybinski in the Festivalzentrum