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Leonidas Kavakos, Clemens Hagen and Marc-André Hamelin play Beethoven and Mendelssohn

Verbier Festival 2014

Leonidas Kavakos, Clemens Hagen and Marc-André Hamelin play Beethoven and Mendelssohn Verbier Festival 2014

About

At the Verbier church, the trio Kavakos-Hagen-Hamelin performs masterpieces of the Romantic repertoire.

Following his victories at both the Sibelius and Paganini competitions in 1985 and 1988, Leonidas Kavakos quickly became one of the most sough-after violinists of the classical musical scene. He will play in a trio fomation with cellist Clemens Hagen (passionate about chamber music, he founded the Hagen Quartet ensemble) and Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin. This latter is very well known for exploring various rare or unknown repertoires, but his talent also serves piano masterpieces, with a constant will to defy the limits of the instrument.

Before Beethoven, trios for piano were very rare. Kavakos, Hagen and Hamelin will open the concert with his Trio for piano and strings No. 3 in C Minor. As far as Mendelssohn's Trio for piano and strings No. 1 is concerned, it was composed in 1839 and performed for the first time in Leipzig on February 1st 1840, with violinist Ferdinand David, cellist Karl Wittmann and the composer himself on the piano.

Photo: © Nicolas Brodard.

Program

  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio for Piano and Strings No. 3, Op. 1
    • 1. Allegro con brio
    • 2. Andante cantabile con variazioni
    • 3. Menuetto (Quasi allegro)
    • 4. Finale (Prestissimo)
  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49
    • 1. Molto allegro e agitato
    • 2. Andante con moto tranquillo
    • 3. Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace
    • 4. Finale: Allegro assai appassionato

Details

  • Directed by: Anaïs Spiro
  • Venue: Verbier Church (Verbier, Switzerland)
  • Production date: 2014
  • Duration: 58 min
  • Production: Idéale Audience - MUSEEC/medici.tv
  • Available version(s): EN

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