Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen play in Herrsching
On 18.10.2020 the piano duo Tal & Groethuysen were guests in Herrsching. They had a programme with many variations:
Regarding Ludwig van Beethoven's "Eight Variations on a Theme by Count Waldstein for piano four hands WoO 67", the SZ writes: "The Duo Tal & Groethuysen were able to endow the changing characteristics with subtle nuances of mood, so that the cycle revealed itself in a rich blaze of colour despite the rarely radiant harmonies. (Süddeutsche Zeitung, 20.10.2020, Reinhard Palmer)
This was followed by the Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann for piano four hands in E flat major op. 23 by Johannes Brahms: "In between, however, the duo of the evening took up the wealth of expressive possibilities with joyful dedication to music and spread a wide spectrum of Brahmsian finesse in the pianistic field. (Süddeutsche Zeitung, 20.10.2020, Reinhard Palmer)
The second part of the concert evening was dedicated to the Duo's studies for two pianos after Bach's Art of the Fugue by Reinhard Febel. After an exciting and varied introduction by Andreas Groethuysen, the pianists interpreted the studies No. 1, 2, 4, 12, 15 and 18:
"Thus the baroque sensuousness was preserved, in whose sounds cautiously friction, rhythmic shifts, unwieldy restructuring, elated forward movement, free commentary and many other nuances flowed in. (Süddeutsche Zeitung, 20.10.2020, Reinhard Palmer)
An all-round successful concert evening!