Revered Russian-born violinist Maxim Vengerov is quite simply one of the outstanding performers of our era, a musician in the great Russian tradition and a major figure in today’s musical world.
Praised for his peerless technique, supreme musicality, passion and effortless virtuosity on the violin, Maxim Vengerov is also a respected conductor and music educator.
Vengerov is joined by powerful Russian pianist Roustem Saïtkoulov, a regular recital partner, for a concert looking back to the great tradition of violin virtuosos, combining landmarks of the repertoire with explosive fiddle fireworks.
Beethoven’s heroic Sonata in C minor pits violinist and pianist as equal partners in its intense drama. After lyrical sonatas by Schubert and Ravel, Vengerov closes his recital with two spectacular violin showpieces: Ernst’s Variations on ‘The Last Rose of Summer’ and Paganini’s I palpiti.
Maxim Vengerov Violin
Roustem Saïtkoulov Piano
Schubert Violin Sonata in A major, ‘Duo’
Beethoven Violin Sonata No 7 in C minor
Ravel Violin Sonata in G major
Ernst Variations on the Irish Folk Song ‘The Last Rose of Summer’ for solo violin
Paganini(arr. Kreisler) I palpiti (Introduction and Variations on Rossini’s ‘Di tanti palpiti’)
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