Kreutzer & Tolstoy
Cocktail ConcertsPresented by Adelaide Festival Centre
“Music carries me instantly and directly into the state of consciousness that was experienced by the composer. My soul merges with his, and together with him I’m transported from one state of consciousness into another” – Leo Tolstoy.
Beethoven’s heroic sonata for violin and piano inspired Tolstoy’s dark and disturbing novella linked by the same name: the Kreutzer Sonata. The ninth of Beethoven’s ten sonatas for violin and piano it is the grandest and most impressive of them all. The dedicatee of Beethoven’s ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata considered it so impenetrable that he never even played it.
Beethoven – Sonata in A Major, Op. 47 ‘Kreutzer’ (1803)
Chamber music is unlikely to get better, and more fun, than this.
Violin Niki Vasilakis
Piano Anna Goldsworthy