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MAY 30 - 7:00 PM

The virtuoso and the devil

Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840), ‘Centone di sonata’, Op.64, MS 112, for violin and guitar, Sonata No.1 in A minor, Sonata No.4 in A major

ERZHAN KULIBAEV violin / DAVID MARTÍNEZ guitar

Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770), Il trillo del diavolo in G minor, B.g5, for violin and string quartet

KOH GABRIEL KAMEDA violin / IRENE ORTEGA violin / MARÍA DEL MAR JURADO JIMÉNEZ violin / LAURA ROMERO ALBA viola / TILMAN MAHRENHOLZ chello

 

Selection of arias from the repertoire of the Italian opera, for soprano and piano

MARIOLA CANTARERO soprano / MERCEDES ENCISO piano

Louis Spohr (1784-1859), String Sextet in C major, Op.140

JESÚS REINA violin / ANNA MARGRETHE NILSEN violin / RUMEN CVETKOV viola / LAURA ROMERO ALBA viola / GABRIEL UREÑA chello / TILMAN MAHRENHOLZ chello

Many adjectives can describe Paganini's music; exuberant, powerful, playful, lyrical. Seeing the so-called 'devil' play on the violin must have been indescribable. The audience was so shocked by his performances, technique, and virtuosity since it went beyond anything they had witnessed, and they could not believe what they saw and heard.

 

Paganini said that the violin was his lover, but the guitar his true master. While one can hear an evident influence of Italian opera in Paganini, in Spohr's music, a richness of sound is brought to life.

 

Spohr invented the violin chinrest (where performers place their chin) and the rehearsal letters in the musician's scores, just as he popularized using the conductor's baton. He also contributed much to violin playing and, at moments, even rivalled that of Beethoven.

SINGLE TICKET 15€ (NO DISCOUNTS)