Works by Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Othmar Schoeck, Lili Boulanger, Ernest Bloch
Renato Wiedemann - violin / Marija Bokor - piano
Info: renatowiedemann.com / marijabokor.com
There are many gems in the literature for violin and piano that have been forgotten or received little attention throughout history.
In our concert program we put together the famous and the forgotten. Thereby the works have parallels, which are not only caused by their contemporary origin, but also by their biographical aspects.
Clara Schumann dedicated her Romances to Brahms, among others, with whom she was connected by an intimate friendship. Brahms composed his second sonata during one of his stays in Switzerland, which he also traveled with Clara Schumann.
In addition, works by the Brunnen-born composer Othmar Schoeck and the Geneva composer Ernest Bloch will be heard. While with Schoeck one can still hear the romantic influence, with Bloch we encounter something quite different, namely his Jewish roots and the reference to Hebrew folklore.
Between the two Swiss works we play a rarely heard piece by the early deceased Lili Boulanger, the sister of Nadia Boulanger. Lili Boulanger is also an unknown in the music world, although she won the composer prize "Prix de Rome" in 1913.
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