JOHN TAVENER »Dante« from Six Songs on
poems by Anna Achmatova for voice and violoncello
LEOŠ JANÁČEK »Pohádka« (A fairy tale) for violoncello and piano, Five movements from »Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs« for voice and piano [«Uncertainty«, »Longing«, »Faithfulness«, »Rays of the Dearest«, »The Musicians«], Sonata for violin and piano
GYÖRGY KURTÁG Five movements from «Kafka Fragments« for soprano and violin, op. 24 [«Scene at the Station«, »The Coitus as Punishment«, »My Fortress«, »Miserable Life«, »Scene at the Electric«]
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN »The Return to Ulster« from 25 Irish Folk Songs for voice and piano trio WoO 152
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Seven Romances after poems by Alexander Blok for soprano and piano trio, op. 127
Anna Prohaska Soprano
Veronika Eberle Violin
Alisa Weilerstein Violoncello
Iddo Bar-Shaï Piano
The celebrated soprano Anna Prohaska is known for her interest in unusual programs. In a chamber music setting, she also opens up a varied mix of works in her debut at the Ludwigsburg Festival. Together with violinist Veronika Eberle, cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Iddo Bar-Shaï, rarely performed pieces by Leoš Janáček, György Kurtág, and Dmitri Shostakovich, among others, are combined. It becomes apparent that Janáček should not get reduced to his operas and Shostakovich to his symphonies. Thus the experimental facets of their lesser-known chamber music hold surprises. In an exclusive one-to-one with Prohaska, each of the three instruments gets the opportunity to present its own sonic merits. Listen to an intimate conversation and enjoy the pleasant alternative to large-scale events!
A recording of this concert is available on our Digital Stage.