Ilya Gringolts and Aleksandar Madzar play Beethoven

Verbier Festival 2008

Ilya Gringolts and Aleksandar Madzar draw a portrait of Beethoven.

In the Swiss mountains lies the Verbier Festival where Ilya Gringolts and Aleksandar Madzar begin their performance with a Beethoven sonata full of classical rigor and exuberance. Gringolts' technique exhibits precision, neatness and expressivity. Never emphatic, the violinist interprets Beethoven with a fascinating objectivity.

The famous Sonata to Kreutzer reveals Aleksandar Madzar's dazzling skills. Delivering a solid and architectural interpretation, his presence becomes a real musical persona, not only an accompaniment, which imposes his ideas on the music that is being played. Through their majestic techniques, these two musicians manage to erect Beethoven as a synthetic composer: haunted by classical equilibrium yet ravished with romantic passion.

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Movie director : Myriam Hoyer
Playlist : Verbier Festival
Music genre : Recitals and chamber music

Duration : 58 min
Location : Verbier Festival (Verbier, Switzerland)
Recording date : 2008
Production date : 2008
Production : © Idéale Audience

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