28 January
Antonii Baryshevskyi – piano
Tosca Opdam – violin
Pamela Smits – cello

An evening full of enchantment, mysticism and romance. Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) was inspired by Richard Dehmel's poem of the same name. In it, a couple in love walk together in the moonlit night and the woman confesses that she is carrying the child of another man… Tonight you can hear this famous work in an arrangement for piano trio, which the composer authorized his former pupil Eduard Steuermann to transcribe.

Pēteris Vasks wrote his meditative Castillo Interior in a secluded retreat house on the Baltic Sea. He was inspired by the book of the same title, The Interior Castle, written by the great sixteenth-century mystic Saint Teresa of Ávila. In it she described her vision of the soul, a diamond in the shape of a castle, as a metaphor for the journey of life. Korngold also drew inspiration from the written word. Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy in which a couple in love will be getting married within a week, with all the intrigues that entails.

Ukrainian pianist Antonii Baryshevskyi fled his native country in March 2022 and we are delighted to have him join Tosca and Pamela in this concert. Antonii, who has won many prestigious competitions, will perform a piece that his compatriot Lunyov wrote especially for him.

Enchanting Nights

Pēteris Vasks
Castillo Interior (2013) for violin and cello

Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Much Ado About Nothing, suite Opus 11 for violin and piano

Svyastoslav Lunyov
Nocturnalies for piano solo (2018)

– Intermission –

Arnold Schönberg
Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) for piano trio, Opus 4
(Transcription by Eduard Steuermann)

Prices for this event:
Box office: € 25
Presale: € 22,50
Registered Friends: € 17,50

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