Concert in Bad Tölz pays homage to the magic of a May evening
Created: 05/22/2022, 19:00
The Tölz violinist Elisabeth Heuberger had invited her former professor Markus Wolf (left) and the young cellist Johannes Välja for a string trio.
© Birgit Botzenhart
The violinist Elisabeth Heuberger is very well known in Bad Tölz.
For a special concert she formed an enchanting trio with top-class guests.
– It was a special evening in the small Kursaal: the Tölz violinist Elisabeth Heuberger had invited her former professor Markus Wolf and the young cellist Johannes Välja to play a string trio for the concert series “Stadt mit derspecialen Note” at the Tölz music school.
The audience in the packed hall enjoyed rarely performed works from Mozart to Dohnányi.
Schubert's string trio with dreamy melodies
Mozart's prelude and fugue as well as Schubert's string trio formed the classic-romantic first part of the evening.
Mozart had studied Wilhelm Friedemann Bach's work.
The warm, dark voices of the three string instruments emphasize this unusually serious composition.
Schubert's four movements, on the other hand, paid homage, so to speak, to the wonderful May evening with dreamy melodies.
Heuberger (violin), teacher at the music school, played a Storioni violin that was over 200 years old.
Wolf is first concertmaster at the Bavarian State Opera, and Välja, who comes from Estonia, is a scholarship holder of the "Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now" association and is passionate about chamber music.
Elisabeth Heuberger brings two more professional musicians to Bad Tölz
The three professional musicians, who have known each other for years, turned out to be a wonderful ensemble.
In Schubert's second movement, Heuberger played a triplet, which was completely supplemented with the missing note in the meter by Wolf and Välja.
They designed the transitions of the melody, which suddenly stopped and shortly afterwards elatedly resumed, just as effortlessly.
After the break, the ensemble performed works by two important Hungarian music teachers and composers of the 20th century.
Zóltán Kodály's brief "Intermezzo" was, so to speak, the overture for the great Serenade in C major, Op. 10, by Ernst von Dohnanyi: the compositions moved movingly between major and minor.
Audience enthusiastic about the concert in the small Kursaal Bad Tölz
The fast-paced scherzo was highly unsettling and rumbling with staccato eighth notes.
The quiet Andante was just a brief rest before the Rondo began.
It seemed to be the basic music less for dance and more for fencing: distinctive accents interrupted frenzied runs with which the musicians kept the audience in suspense.
Nothing followed the enthusiastic applause more easily than a Beethoven movement as an encore.
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By Birgit Botzenhart
By Birgit Botzenhart