Friday, March 10, 2006

Beethoven violin and piano sonatas, all of them!

This concert wass an example of why I love Ithaca and Cornell. Last night Xak Bjerken and Miri Yampolsky started a 3 concert series featuring all 10 violin and piano sonatas over three concerts featuring world class violinists. Concert started with Ariadne Daskalakis [link to her bio is above] playing the Spring sonata. What a pleasure it was to hear the partnership of two sensitive master musicians. Miri was playing on fortepiano, which was I believe her debut on the instrument. She is an amazing musician. The second half featured Ellen Jewett performing the A major "Kreutzer" sonata with Miri. What a fearless performance! If you missed it, you still have two more chances to see the rest of the sonatas.

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