Catch the final concert of the Musikfest Parisienne, the festival created by virtuoso violinist Liya Petrova!
In the spring of 2020, when concert halls fell into disheartening silence, the importance of art and music was more palpably felt than ever: music is meant, after all, to be heard and experienced. Scores of composers over the centuries have transposed their triumphs and tragedies into music, and we rely on our great artists to use their gifts to transmit those potent emotions to us.
Artists around the world have sought ways to maintain that precious link with listeners, including the great Liya Petrova, who decided in May 2020 to gather together an ensemble of young soloists and chamber musicians for a concert dedicated to Beethoven. The success of that inaugural recital led to the creation of this now-yearly festival, which will honor a different composer each year.
In 2021 the honor goes to Brahms, perfectionist and prolific chamber composer. For this closing concert, three stunning ensemble pieces meet a dream team of artists: festival creator Petrova on the violin, cellists Aurélien Pascal and Bruno Philippe, pianists Alexandre Kantorow and Tanguy de Williencourt, clarinetist Nicolas Baldeyrou, and violist Grégoire Vecchioni! On the program, a triptych of masterworks: Brahms's Piano Trio No. 1 in B, Clarinet Trio in A Minor, and Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor.
Alexandre Kantorow appears courtesy of BIS records.
La Musikfest Parisienne would like to thank benefactor Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet, without whom the festival could not have taken place.
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra