In this program the theme "farewell to life" is discussed. Thus we hear from Dmitri Shostakovich the last work he composed: Sonata for viola and piano, op.147 (1975).
Sonata for piano "Sonáta 1.X.1905" (1905/06) by Leoš Janáček is also about death. The Piano Quintet in C (1949) by Nikolaj Medtner is seldom heard and fits very well with the work Sonatine for flute and piano (1943) by Henri Duteilleux: they were composed around the war during the same period, but each has a totally different atmosphere.

Leoš Janáček (1854 - 1928) - Sonate for piano ‘Sonáta 1.X.1905’ (1905/06)
Severin von Eckardstein, piano

Dmitri Sjostakovitsj (1906 – 1975) - Sonate for viola and piano, op.147 (1975)
Nimrod Guez, viola
Severin von Eckardstein, piano


Henri Dutilleux (1916 – 2013) - Sonatine for flute and piano (1943)
Herman van Kogelenberg, flute
Alphonse Cemin, piano

Nikolaj Medtner (1880 – 1951) - Piano Quintet in C (1949)
- Molto placido
- Andantino con moto
- Finale: Allegro vivace

Severin von Eckardstein, piano
Sophia Jaffé, violin
Selma Spahiu, violin
Nimrod Guez, viola
Kyril Zlotnikov, cello

Tickets à € 43,50

This concert will be recorded by the NTR and broadcasted this evening on Radio 4. 

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