Austria's star violinist Lidia Baich and pianist Matthias Fletzberger are taking the 150th birthday of the Bavarian composer Richard Strauss (1864-1949) and the 50th anniversary of the death of the Austrian composer Joseph Marx (1882-1964) as an opportunity to explore late romantic violin sonatas from the 19th century. and the 20th century.
After several concerts with an orchestra and various chamber music formations, Lidia Baich and Matthias Fletzberger are now performing again with a duo recital in the Wiener Musikverein!
With their new CD “Late Romanticism”, which will be released in time for the concert on April 25th (Wiener Musikverein in the Brahmsaal), the two artists prove that music of the 20th century can very well be tonal and romantic to the humming along.
The title says it all. The two musicians have combined 2 works for violin and piano by extremely different and at the same time controversial composers: the Violin Sonata in E flat major, a very early but grandiose work by Richard Strauss, and the “Spring Sonata” by the Austrian composer who has been wrongly forgotten Joseph Marx, one of his last works. Both works have one thing in common - they reflect a late romantic mindset and seem completely untypical for their time of origin.
Edvard Grieg: Violin Sonata in F major, op.8
Joseph Marx: Spring Sonata for Violin and Piano in D major
Antonin Dvořák: Four Romantic Pieces op.75
Richard Strauss: Violin Sonata in E flat major, op.18
Tickets are available at the ticket office of the Musikverein Wien (Tel. 01 505 81 90)
or available online at www.musikverein.at at.
Prices: € 17 to € 44
(Reductions for Ö1 Club members, GÖD, etc.)