Vadim Gluzman's incredible sonority and Slavic lyricism are praised the world over. The Aix audience will be given a chance to discover his chamber music talents, where he also excels, along- side four musicians from Northern and Eastern Europe.
The highly eclectic programme spans three centuries of music, from Mozart to the contemporary Schnittke with a stopover at Bruch. Mozart's String Quintet n° 4 in G minor is probably one of his most expressive pieces. Bruch's Quintet in A minor illustrates the characteristic expressiveness of the last days of German romanticism. Finally, Moz-Art is a funny, caustic pastiche from Schnittke based on quotations and collages of Mozartian themes.
Vadim Gluzman, violin
Sandis Steinberg, violin
Ilze Klava, viola
Maxim Rysanov, viola
Reinis Birznieks, cello
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
- String Quintet No. 4 in G minor, K. 516
- Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
- Moz-Art for two violins, Op. 111
- Max Bruch (1862–1918)
- String Quintet in A minor, Op posth