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Edinburgh International Festival presents

Christian Tetzlaff & Leif Ove Andsnes

7 August 2017 at 11:00am

Christian Tetzlaff: violin
Leif Ove Andsnes: piano

Mozart: Violin Sonata in G K379
Sibelius: Danses champetres Op 106 Nos 2, 4 & 5
Janaček: Violin Sonata
Shostakovich: Violin Sonata

Two of today’s most accomplished soloists with a typically wide-ranging, distinctively individual recital.

After more than two decades performing together, German violinist Christian Tetzlaff and Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes – both widely admired for their immaculate, intensely communicative playing – have a deeply felt, instinctive musical understanding.

For their captivating recital, Tetzlaff and Andsnes bring together the deceptive simplicity of Mozart’s elegantly lyrical Violin Sonata in G K379, alongside the full-blooded rustic vigour of some of Sibelius’s seldom-heard ‘country dances’.

They close with two unforgettable violin sonatas: the gripping emotional concentration of Janáček’s, and the grandeur and seriousness of Shostakovich’s, written amid the political tumult of 1968.

Supported by Donald and Louise MacDonald

This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

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Christian Tetzlaff & Leif Ove Andsnes
Event Christian Tetzlaff & Leif Ove Andsnes
Date 7 August 2017 at 11:00am
Tickets £9-£32.50 + £1 transaction fee*

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