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Maxim Vengerov - Bach, Handel, Beethoven

Maxim Vengerov (violin) plays at the Wigmore Hall, London. Bach: Partita No 2 in D minor, BWV1004. Handel: Violin Sonata in D, Op 1 No 13. Beethoven: Violin Sonata No 9 (Kreutzer).

Recorded at Wigmore Hall, London
Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill

Violinist Maxim Vengerov accompanied by pianist Itamar Golan performs in his first London recital for four years with music by Bach, Handel and Beethoven.

After a sabbatical in which he turned his primary focus to conducting, the Siberian-born violinist makes a hugely anticipated return to the violin and Wigmore Hall with a concert that displays his passion for the Baroque and Romantic repertoire. Starting with his beloved Bach and the unaccompanied D minor Partita - with it's legendary Chaconne, the recital continues through a Handel Sonata, and ends with Beethoven's A major Sonata - known as the 'Kreutzer' because Beethoven dedicated it to violinist Rudolphe Kreutzer. Interestingly, in this concert Vengerov plays the 'Kreutzer' Stradivarius violin which once belonged to the famous soloist, though Kreutzer never played Beethoven's Sonata - considering it "outrageously unintelligible" - Vengerov however does understand the piece and performs it with his trademark brilliance and strength.

J.S. Bach: Partita for solo violin in D minor BWV.1004
Handel: Sonata in D op.1 no.13
Beethoven: Sonata no.9 in A Major op.47 'The Kreutzer'

Maxim Vengerov (violin)
Itamar Golan (piano).

2 hours

Music Played

  • Maxim Vengerov at the Wigmore Hall

    • George Frideric Handel

      Sonata in D major Op.1`13 for violin and continuo

      Performer: Itamar GOLAN - Piano Performer: Maxim VENGEROV - Violin

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Partita no. 2 in D minor BWV.1004 for violin solo

      Performer: Maxim VENGEROV - Violin

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Sonata in A major Op.47 (Kreutzer) for violin and piano

      Performer: Itamar GOLAN - Piano Performer: Maxim VENGEROV - Violin

  • Encores

    • Johannes Brahms

      21 Hungarian dances, arr. Joachim for violin and piano [orig. for piano duet] - no.1 in G

      Performer: Itamar GOLAN - Piano Performer: Maxim VENGEROV - Violin

    • Henryk Wieniawski

      Scherzo-tarantelle in G minor Op.16 for violin and piano

      Performer: Itamar GOLAN - Piano Performer: Maxim VENGEROV - Violin

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