In a programme: Franc. Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano Schubert Brilliant Rondo in B Minor for Violin and Piano R. Strauss. Sonata in E Flat Major for Violin and Piano
In the final program of the subscription “Great Romantic Sonatas”, the first violinist “Moscow Virtuosi”, Honored Artist of Russia Alexei Lundin included works by Cesar Frank, Franz Schubert and Richard Strauss. A bright charismatic soloist will acquaint listeners with their interpretations, which are distinguished by a sense of style and delicate taste. Lundin is known not only as a virtuoso who actively develops a solo career, but also as an artist of wide erudition and a man of immense charm, sincerely believing that "people lack classical music." Alexey performs on the most prestigious scenes in collaboration with famous musicians and invariably invites brilliant soloists to his subscription programs.
“Not only the greatest, but almost all the major violin sonatas created in the era of romanticism are collected in our cycle,” says Alexey Lundin. “The romantic violin repertoire is generally small, and many composers, like Schubert, preferred to write for the piano, as they were excellent pianists.” Richard Strauss wrote primarily for orchestra, Frank for orchestra and organ. And yet they created masterpieces of violin music due to communication with outstanding performers. Frank presented his famous violin sonata as a wedding gift to the Belgian violin virtuoso Eugene Izay. Schubert wrote Brilliant Rondo for Czech violinist Josef Slavik, whose talent Paganini himself admired. The 23-year-old Strauss didn’t have any outstanding violinists to rely on (Brahms’s music was a kind of guideline), but his sonata was later played by the best performers, from Yasha Heifetz to Vadim Repin.
Alexey Lundin’s partner on the scene in the final program will be pianist Tatyana Fedoseeva, with whom the violinist is not only creative, but also a family alliance. Laureate of the international competition Tatyana Fedoseeva played for many years in the Moscow Virtuosi orchestra, now she works at the Moscow Conservatory. “In the era of romanticism, the role of the personal principle in everything grows, the personality of the performer becomes more important,” says Alexey Lundin. “Therefore, it seems to me that it is very important that the duet with you was“ one’s own person ”, a musician from the close circle with whom you can count on consistency, on common thoughts and feelings during the performance.”