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Composer: Ernst, Heinrich Wilhelm (1814-1865)

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Year of birth1814
Year of death1865
NationalityUnknown
PeriodRomantic
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Humility and musical fireworks

Maxim Vengerov and Roustem Saïtkoulov © Fiona Hamilton (Melbourne)
The artistry of Maxim Vengerov is an uncommon phenomenon: it represents a rare amalgamation of repertoire spanning both traditional and modern, of musical interests firmly single-minded at times but broadly versatile elsewhere.
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A young violinist's chance to shine in Gstaad

©  Miguel Bueno

If this concert did what it said on the tin, the tin said something like “Young performers give energy, virtuosity and musicality beyond their years. Warning: may contain imperfections.”

This year’s Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad is themed “The magic of the violin.” As well as the main concerts in Saanen and Rougemont churches, it contains a series of eight concerts in the small chapel in Gstaad itself, each pairing a very young violinist with a somewhat more experienced accompanist.

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Maxim Vengerov et Roustem Saïtkoulov au sommet de la musicalité à Genève

Maxim Vengerov (violon), Roustem Saïtkoulov (piano) © Fiona Hamilton
Maxim Vengerov et Roustem Saïtkoulov ont proposé au public genevois un programme qui, tel un diamant exceptionnel, a été serti somptueusement, offrant un style adéquat à chaque pièce, rehaussant l’éclat du tout d’une musicalité impériale. Toute critique du détail, en reviendrait à perdre la vision d’un tout magistral. 
*****
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