Romanticism and eclecticism, for a program driven by a unique father-daughter bond.
With the duo, discover or rediscover key works from the repertoire for cello and piano: Beethoven’s Variations, Rachmaninoff’s sonata, overflowing with romanticism, Britten’s sonata, perhaps the most beautiful cello work of the twentieth century, and the Great tango of Piazzolla.
What a wonderful garden Julien Brocal has created in his atelier in Brussels .
Julien who I met many years ago in Monza has been taken under the wing of Maria Joao Pires and has now earned his own wings creating his Jardin Musical where Misha and Lily Maisky performed tonight.
What a great cellist ,playing with his daughter Lily creating that wonderful fusion that Tortelier created with his daughter all those years ago.
What refined intensity and what luminous sounds from the piano too
O+ Beethoven – Seven Variations in E flat major on Mozart’s Magic Flute in E flat major, WoO 46
+ Britten – Sonata for Cello and Piano in C
+ Tchaikovsky – Autumn Song (“October” from “The Seasons”, Op.37a/10)
+ Tchaikovsky – Valse Sentimentale, Op.51/6
– Melodie, op.3/3
– Twilight, op.21/3
– Vocalise, op.34/14
– Elegie, op.3/1
+ Piazzolla – Le Grand Tango
Next concert on May 9th at 18 h with Julien ‘s mentor the wonderful Maria Joao Pires.
I heard Julien play the Mozart double with her in Oxford and when I went to thank her for all she was doing to help young musicians.She very simply said: ‘But it is I who should thank them for all that they give me!’
She like that other great lady of the keyboard Martha Argerich are a lesson to us all of the humility and simplicity with which true greatness is wrapped.