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Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra: Beethoven and his Colleagues IV

27 November
Holywell Music Room
Holywell Road
Oxford
OX1 3SD

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra: Beethoven and his Colleagues IV
Natalia Lomeiko and Yuri Zhislin. Image courtesy of artist. Credit: Sasha Gusov and Jane Blundell

About Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra: Beethoven and his Colleagues IV

The Beethoven and his Colleagues Series, interrupted by the pandemic, resume with performances by Oxford Philharmonic principals Natalia Lomeiko and Yuri Zhislin.

Beethoven’s ‘Kreutzer’ sonata has to be heard to be believed and can only be heard once a violinist has confounded the notion that this devilish score is ‘impossible to play’, as Rodolphe Kreutzer declared.

This sonata is full of new techniques, bursting with unbridled fury and pitting violin and piano against one another in a perpetual struggle, which welcomes the fitting skills of Natalia Lomeiko and Sasha Grynyuk.

They also give the pent-up energy of the sonata that paved the way for the ‘Kreutzer’ (No. 4), while Yuri Zhislin plays Beethoven’s deeply personal No. 3. The two string players are united for a miniature gem by Alessandro Rolla.

BEETHOVEN
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 12 No. 3

ROLLA
Grand Duo for Violin and Viola, Op. 12 No. 3

BEETHOVEN
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 9 in A major, Op. 47, ‘Kreutzer’

Natalia Lomeikoviolin
Yuri Zhislinviolin/viola
Sasha Grynyukpiano

Ticket information

£30 / £15 / Students from £5

Doors open at 7.00pm, ready for a 7.30pm start