Julia Fischer violIn
Igor Levit piano
"I shall seize fate by the throat," wrote Beethoven as he sensed deafness approaching, in a premonition of these four emblematic sonatas.
Sonate N° 5 op. 24 "Le Printemps"
Sonate No. 6 op. 30 No. 1
Sonate No. 7 op. 30 No. 2
Sonate No. 8 op. 30 No. 3
Approximate running time : 1h45 with intermission
She is only in her early thirties, but she has already demonstrated all the attributes of a great performer for a decade and belongs to the very small circle of world-class female violinists. Her gruelling schedule combines almost 80 concerts per year with a teaching role (at the Frankfurt Conservatoire) and a family life to which she is very committed. Her technique comes naturally to her and she delivers it with apparent ease in the great Romantic concertos she particularly loves and chamber music alike. Her palette seems to know no bounds – lyrical for Brahms, luminous for Bach and spirited for Russian composers. On this latest visit to Paris, she will perform all the Beethoven sonatas over the course of three evenings with pianist Igor Levit.