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).