Artists

Nikolaj Znaider

Violin

Robert Kulek

Piano

Program

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata in D Major for Violin and Piano op. 12/1

Johannes Brahms

Sonata in G Major for Violin and Piano op. 78

Dmitri Shostakovich

4 Preludes from "24 Preludes" op.34 (Arrangement for violin and piano)

Sergej Prokofjew

Sonata in D Major for Violin and Piano op. 94a

Duration: c.: 1h 30m

The violin sonatas of Beethoven and Brahms form the core of the duo repertoire. Nikolaj Znaider and Robert Kulek, who have been performing together for a number of years, make their joint debuts at the Pierre Boulez Saal with a program whose first half is dedicated to these two masters. The stylistic counterpoint is provided by Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata Op. 94a (adapted by the composer from his Flute Sonata for violinist David Oistrakh) and a selection of the 24 Preludes for piano solo by his younger compatriot Shostakovich, in a version for violin and piano.