Keep quiet and let yourself be conquered
About the complexity and the extreme virtuosity of Tzigane, concert rhapsody, composed by Maurice Ravel in 1924, the French violinist Hélène Jourdan-Morhange one day wrote: “It is as if Ravel had wanted to evoke all the wizardry of Paganini.” The famous song is part of the program of the second round of the concert season of the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, on stage tonight for the session A, 20.30.
On stage, nine years after the last performance before the audience Cagliari, back forty-five Siberian violinist Vadim Repin, accompanied at the piano by the young and talented Svetlana Smolina.
Former child prodigy – five years old the first public performance, at sixteen the triumph in the most prestigious of the world violin, “Reine Elisabet” Brussels – Repin in his career he has collaborated with such conductors James Levine caliber, Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta and has performed, among others, the Berlin Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of la Scala in Milan.
For its part, the Russian Smolina has assets of performances both as soloist and with orchestra (among others, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic) and in recital.
The evening’s Lyric has three other pieces of law entered in the great tradition of chamber music: Sonata no. 3 in G minor for violin and piano by Debussy (completed in October 1916, when the winds of war raged on Europe and the French musician was already seriously ill), the lovely Sonata no. 2 in D major for violin and piano by Prokofiev and, finally, the Sonata in A major for violin and piano, a wedding gift the Belgian composer Franck friend violinist Ysaÿe. An unmissable event for music lovers chamber.
– Fabio Marcello