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Bach’s Complete Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin
92nd Street Y’s 2014-2015 season begins with German virtuoso Christian Tetzlaff playing Bach’s complete Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin as part of the Distinguished Artists Series. Called “one of the most brilliant and inquisitive artists of the new generation” by The New York Times, Tetzlaff is one of only a few violinists to perform the full cycle in a single setting.
“By playing them as often as I have in this way, I have developed a greater sense of freedom and confidence. I’m not afraid of losing myself if I make some spontaneous decisions to do something differently. As long as I can stay in the proper frame of mind and feel secure, then I can take more risks and feel more liberated in my playing.”
For over 20 years, Mr. Tetzlaff has been in demand as a soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors. This season he performs in North America with the Boston Symphony, both in Boston and in Carnegie Hall, as well as re-engagements with the Cleveland Orchestra, Montreal, Seattle and Pittsburgh symphonies; appearances at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival and Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival; and duo-recitals with Lars Vogt in Santa Fe, Berkeley, La Jolla and Santa Barbara. Internationally, Mr. Tetzlaff will be the Artist-in-Residence with the Berlin Philharmonic, appears with the Munich Philharmonic, London and Vienna symphonies, and is the featured soloist on tours with the Swedish Radio Orchestra in Europe and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in Asia.
Tetzlaff’s recent recordings include the complete Bach Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin for the Musical Heritage and Haenssler labels. Brahms’ piano trios, with cellist Tanja Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt, will be released in the spring of 2015, on the Ondine label. He last appeared at 92Y in 2013 as part of a three-concert series, entitled Contrasts.
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
BACH: Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001
Tickets: $25, 40, 57, 62, prices subject to change
To watch a video of Mr. Tetzlaff describing Bach’s complete Sonatas and Partitas in his own words and to watch a recent performance, please visit 92Y’s opening night event page.
Artist Website: Christian Tetzlaff
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