Concerts in Quarantine
Wednesdays in January
On thirteen consecutive Wednesday evenings, Stingray Classica broadcasts inspiring chamber music performances recorded at Berlin's Schinkel Pavillon. Director Jan Schmidt-Garre invited outstanding classical musicians to take part in the Concerts in Quarantine series from March to May 2020. While reality abruptly and radically changed in the face of COVID-19, and social and cultural spaces suddenly disappeared from our everyday life, Schinkel Pavillon opened its unexpectedly vacated exhibition space for this intimate concert series in isolation!
Concerts in Quarantine: Songs and piano works
Wednesday, 6 January | 21:00
Olena Tokar (soprano) and Igor Grishin (piano) perform a lieder and piano program, recorded at Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin on March 30, 2020. The program opens with five songs by Pauline Viardot: 'Two Roses', 'On Georgia's Hills', 'Evening Song', 'The Gardener', and 'The Mermaid's Song'. Grishin performs some solo piano works: Franz Schubert's Impromptu, Op. 90, Nos. 2 & 3, and Alexander Scriabin's Piano Sonata No. 4, Op. 30. The program continues with Antonín Dvořák's Gypsy Songs, Op. 55, and closes with four songs by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Op. 57 No. 1, Op. 63 No. 2, Op. 38 No. 2, and Op. 47 No. 6.
Debussy's Images Book II & Franck's Violin Sonata
Wednesday, 13 January | 21:00
German violinist Christian Tetzlaff and Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi bundle their forces in a concert program featuring works by Claude Debussy and César Franck, recorded at Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin on April 3, 2020. Piemontesi opens with several excerpts from Debussy's Images Book II: 'Cloches à travers les feuilles', 'Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut', and 'Poissons d'or'. After, Piemontesi accompanies Tetzlaff in Franck's Violin sonata in A Major.
Mozart - Violin Sonata, K 454 & Schubert - D. 850
Wednesday, 20 January | 21:00
German violinist Veronika Eberle and Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi meet in a concert program featuring works by W. A. Mozart and Franz Schubert, recorded at Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin on April 6, 2020. The program opens with a rendition of Mozart's Violin Sonata No. 32 in B-flat major, K. 454. Piemontesi closes the concert with a rendition of Schubert's Piano Sonata in D major D. 850, Op. 53, 'Gasteiner'.
Songs by Wolf, Beethoven & Liszt
Wednesday, 27 January | 21:00
German baritone Dietrich Henschel and pianist Arno Waschk bundle their forces in a Lieder program featuring compositions by Hugo Wolf, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Franz Liszt, recorded at Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin on April 10, 2020. The program opens with three of Wolf's Mörike-Lieder: 'Neue Liebe', Karwoche', and 'Wo find' ich Trost', followed by Beethoven's Gellert-Lieder, Op. 48. This is followed by three more songs by Wolf: 'Wohl denk' ich oft', 'Alles endet, was entstehet', and 'Fühlt meine seele'. The program closes with Liszt's Three sonnets of Petrarch, based on Petrarch's sonnets 47, 104, and 123.