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DANIEL LOZAKOVICH / BEHZOD ABDURAIMOV

Schubert, Beethoven
Academy alumnus Daniel Lozakovich joins forces with Behzod Abduraimov as they showcase their talents in a concert of Beethoven and Schubert.
Programme

FRANZ SCHUBERT
Sonatina No. 1 in D major D. 384

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major Op. 47 ‘Kreutzer’

Published posthumously, Schubert’s sunny three-movement Sonatine No. 1 was part of a three-strong set composed in 1816, and its only major-keyed work. Beethoven’s ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata had higher-profile beginnings. Written for the 1803 Vienna debut of violin virtuoso George Polgreen Bridgetower, with Beethoven himself at the piano, its concerto-like writing for both instruments clearly plays to a premiere starring not one but two international soloists, even if a quarrel then meant the final dedication went to French star soloist, Rodolphe Kreutzer. Its warm chordal opening is, strikingly, for violin alone. The piano swiftly follows, as does A minor fire and virtuosity. A central Andante cast as a theme and variations brings calm, before a whirling tarantella-rhythm Presto finale.