Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang play Brahms
Sonatas for violin and piano – Verbier Festival 2013
A tremendous concert featuring two of the Verbier Festival's most iconic artists performing chamber music by Brahms!
Now praised by the whole classical music world, the Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos took the world by storm in 1985 when he became the youngest winner of the prestigious Sibelius Competition. Acclaimed for his phenomenal virtuosity and musicality, he here joins forces with the pianist Yuja Wang, an accomplished artist at only 26! Since that first concert together, the duo has been touring throughout Europe and North America, and have released a beautiful Brahms album. They have notably been invited at Carnegie Hall, New York, where their performance was recorded for a live stream on medici.tv (watch the webcast).
This program features three sonatas by Brahms. The first one, the "Regensonata," is written after the composer's Rain Song (Regenlied). The second one, the "Thuner-Sonata" is about the peaceful landscapes of the Swiss lake of Thun, and contrasts with the third and last sonata played here, the Sonata No. 3, characterized its by great, passionate and fiery themes.
© Picture: Nicolas Brodard.
This performance was first broadcast live on medici.tv on the 1st of August 2013, and is now part of our catalogue.
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Movie director : Bettina Ehrhardt
Musical period : Romantic music
Duration : 01 h 20 min
Location : Verbier Church (Verbier, Switzerland)
Recording date : 1 Aug. 2014
Production date : 2013
Production : © Idéale Audience / MUSEEC