Pinchas Zukerman and Marc Neikrug play Schubert: Sonatina Op. 137 No. 2


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Pinchas Zukerman — Violinist

Marc Neikrug — Pianist

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Schubert's Sonatina Op. 137 No. 2, performed by the great Pinchas Zukerman and Marc Neikrug.

Noticed by the violinist Isaac Stern and the cellist Pablo Casals during his studies at the Tel-Aiv conservatory, Pinchas Zukerman got a scholarship to pursue his formation at the prestigious Juilliard School, New York. But it is his first prize at the 25th Leventritt International Competition that launched Pinchas Zukerman's career. Playing with the most outstanding musicians of his generation (Daniel Barenboim, Itzhak Perlman, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Jacqueline Du Pré), Pinchas Zukerman interprets here the Sonatina Op. 137 No. 2, a subtle piece from 1816 in which the young Schubert, aged only 19, demonstrates his command of the musical form and his artistic sensibility.

Akin to the Lied, the melodic lines have natural inflexions and the apparent simplicity of what seems to be spontaneous. The exquisite harmony introduces the audience into an enclosed and muffled world, the world of chamber music.

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