Violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt offered a remarkable and stimulating duo recital Saturday (May 9) for the La Jolla Music Society pairing Bela Bartók’s First Violin Sonata (1921) with Anton Webern’s Four Pieces, Op. 7 (1910) and surrounding them with more familiar sonatas by Mozart and Brahms . . .
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When they realized that the ship with their costumes and sets was still somewhere in the Atlantic, they ran out to a mall in Dallas, their first U.S. stop, and bought what they needed to stage three less elaborate pieces. The French company didn’t disappoint … though gray buckets, used a makeshift props in one dance, suggested that after the show, they were going to do some spackling.
()*& #$it! Are you kidding me? A last minute announcement caused more than a few people to scramble and swear like sailors…C’est la vie…
Pianist András Schiff stopped by La Jolla’s Sherwood Auditorium Friday (Feb. 20) evening to amuse and enlighten his loyal San Diego followers with a traditional program of sonatas by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. . .
The program headlined the Rotterdam Philharmonic, but I daresay most of the La Jolla Music Society’s audience Friday at Copley Symphony Hall came to see the exuberant French-Canadian conductor, Yannick Nézet-Séguin . . .