Expressive Harmonies in the Legacy of the 19th Century
The Società del Quartetto entrusted the talents of two very young instrumentalists on Monday evening. Kainrath and Lazzari performed pieces written by Mendelssohn, Grieg, and Franck. The two musicians demonstrated great harmony with the works of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, adeptly supporting an almost rhapsodic expressiveness. This assertive approach culminated in the sonata by César Franck, a composition that heavily involves the pianist, yet it is the eloquence of the violin that weaves the narrative of the musical story. In this, Kainrath was invaluable.