Kremerata Baltica & Ingolf Wunder, Anastassiya Dranchuk, Gidon Kremer on 22-23 july @ Esterházy Palace, Eisenstadt, Austria
The first programme with the Austrian “wonder” pianist Ingolf Wunder and the young pianist Anastassiya Dranchuk, a protégée of Daniel Barenboim, the ensemble will play Chopin's Piano Concertos in F Minor and E Minor (in Chopin's arrangement for string quartet). This programme of purely Polish music is rounded off by works by Gorecki and Penderecki.
The second programme by the Kremerata is conducted by Gidon Kremer himself: Beethoven's colossal penultimate string quartet op. 131 – unclassical, experimental and extremely idiosyncratic – and Shostakovich's Violin Sonata op. 134, a long, energy-sapping work, rough-hewn, hulking and disturbing. Both works are arranged for string orchestra and promise a riveting musical experience that has little to do with passive musical consumerism.
More info - kultur.esterhazy.at
(Photo from chopin2010.pl)