Opening. Gidon Kremer, Georgy Osokin and Giedre Dirvanauskaite

Se. 12. Septembris 2020 19:00

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Performers: Gidon Kremer (violin), Georgy Osokin (piano), Giedre Dirvanauskaite (cello), Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra

Programme:

Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)

String Quintet op. 87 in B flat major, op. 87

I. Allegro vivace
Andante scherzando
III. Adagio e lento

Allegro molto vivace
Performers – “Kremerata Baltica” quintet (Stella Zaķe, Zane Kalniņa, Jevgeņija Frolova, Marta Rācene, Pēteris Čirkšis)

Robert Schumann (1810–1856)

Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Piano, op. 121

Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft
Scherzo
III. Intermezzo

Finale
Performers – Gidon Kremer and Georgy Osokin

Break

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

Triple Concerto in C major op. 56 for Violin, Cello and Piano / arrangement by Steven Reineke (1970) for piano trio

Allergo
Largo
III. Rondo alla polacca

Performers: Gidon Kremer, Giedre Dirvanauskaite and Georgy Osokin

The first concert of “Festival Kremerata Baltica” will be a special chamber music evening featuring Gidon Kremer himself as the main performer. He will be joined by the resident artist of “Kremerata Baltica”, the pianist favoured by the Latvian audience Georgy Osokin, as well as the concertmaster of the orchestra’s cello band Giedre Dirvanauskaite and “Kremarata Baltica” string quintet, in which Stella Zaķe, Zane Kalniņa, Jevgeņija Frolova, Marta Rācene and Pēteris Čirkšis will be performing.

The programme will feature the pearls of Western European classics, with the sunset years opus of the versatile romantic Robert Schuman – Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Piano, which is an emotionally thrilling reflection of the labyrinths of the human soul in music, and the wonderful example of arts and crafts by Felix Mendelssohn, the Second String Quintet, in which the classicistic balance and the flight of feelings find equal balance. Natural grace and captivating lyrics, as the essence of the composer’s music, also successfully complement this chamber music opus. But the Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in the piano trio version will represent the great music pantheon of Ludwig van Beethoven. The vital nature of joy, the lively and human conversation between the three instruments and the pure, immaculate beauty, make it one of Beethoven’s brightest compositions.

Event producer: Dzintari Concert Hall