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Forchtenstein Castle

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Lackenbach Palace

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St.Margarethen Quarry

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Mixed Double

Dénes Várjon, piano
Veronika Eberle, violin
Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Dénes Várjon, piano
Veronika Eberle, violin
Chamber Orchestra of Europe

In chamber music, the violin and the piano have remained steadfast companions through every epoch of the duo sonata. As soloists in front of an orchestra on the concert podium, however, they are rarely to be found side by side. That is reason enough for violinist Veronika Eberle and pianist and conductor Dénes Várjon, together with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, to present two rare but wonderful double concertos in this instrumentation. Johann Nepomuk Hummel's Concerto Op. 17 was composed in 1804 - the very year in which he entered the service of Prince Esterházy as Joseph Haydn's successor on the older composer's recommendation: it is a splendid example of the- sadly - largely forgotten brilliance and grace, cantabile and expressiveness of Hummel's music. The same is true of Felix Mendelssohn's D minor work in this genre, composed in 1823 for himself to perform with a violinist friend in a private performance. Together with Haydn's early 'Sturm und Drang' period Symphony No. 34 and Leoš Janáček's nature-inspired Concertino, the programme makes for an evening of the most beautiful discoveries.

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