This concert marks the return to MuTh of the Romanian pianist Catalina Butcaru, who considers her playing as a form of poetry. The “Neuer Merker” particularly praised the breadth of her expressive ability, describing it as ranging from “sublime refinement to a powerful, determined allure”.
Her skill as a sensitive accompanist has been demonstrated on the MuTh stage before, having performed with Volkhard Steude here last year. Now they are reprising their previous success.
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sonata for piano and violin no. 1 in G major, Op. 78
I. Vivace ma non troppo
III. Allegro molto moderato
Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957)
Suite from the drama music to Shakespeare's „Much Ado About Nothing", Op. 11 (version for violin and piano)
1. Mädchen im Brautgemach
2. Holzapfel und Schlehwein (Marsch der Wache)
4. Mummenschanz (Hornpipe)