Friday 12 February 2016 7:30PM

Gidon Kremer violin; Daniil Trifonov piano; Giedre Dirvanauskaite cello

Kreisler, Weinberg, Rachmaninov and Shchedrin

Additional notes

Gidon Kremer (violin) and Daniil Trifonov (piano) will be joined by Giedre Dirvanauskaite (cello) for the above recital. They will perform the following programme as listed below.


  • Gidon Kremer violin
  • Daniil Trifonov piano
  • Giedre Dirvanauskaite cello

Daniil Trifonov partners Gidon Kremer in Mieczysław Weinberg’s rarely heard Fifth Violin Sonata, written shortly after the persecuted composer’s release from Moscow’s notorious Lubyanka prison in 1953 and dedicated to his close friend Dmitry Shostakovich.

The duo is joined in the second half by Lithuanian cellist Giedre Dirvanauskaite to perform Rachmaninov’s Trio élégiaque No. 2, the composer’s response to the death of his friend and mentor Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1893.

  • Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
        • Preghiera (arrangement of themes from the 2nd mvt of Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2)
  • Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996)
        • Sonata No. 5 for violin and piano Op. 53
        • Sonata No. 3 for solo violin Op. 126
  • Interval
  • Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
        • Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor Op. 9
  • Encore
  • Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin (b.1932)
      • 3 vesyolïye p'yesï (3 Merry Pieces)
        • II. Let's Play an Opera by Rossini. Recitative - Allegro assai

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