Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Beautiful concert

On Sunday pianist Ulrike Nüßlein & violist Theodor Nüßlein treated us with their interpretation of 'Sonata for Viola and Piano No. 2' by the featured composer Octávio Vázquez’s. Octávio had had a change to meet with the players during rehearsal.

The music was written in 2002 and dedicated to violist Viacheslav Dinerchtein. In the Spring of 2003 it was one of the winning pieces at the Prokofiev International Competition in St. Petersburg.

"I have always felt, since its inception, that this piece has a strong connection with Anne Frank, and the events surrounding the last few years of her life. While the events were wide-spread in Europe, her perspective remains more particular" explained Octávio Vázquez, second from the left.
The fact that the attic were the Franks spend their days in hiding was just two blocks away from this concert hall, added to the intensity of the performance. It brough tears to the eyes of many of the listeners.


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