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David Garrett touring with chamber music

David Garrett © Alberto Baldassarri

In March 2015, violinist David Garrett was touring through Germany, France and Luxembourg with his chamber music partner Julien Quentin. Their programme - comprising three Brahms sonatas and a scherzo - led them to a total of twelve cities. The successful tour was reviewed by the press who attributed to the artists: "virtuoso"!

Frankfurter Neue Presse, March 18th, 2015
The Soul begins to sing
By Joachim Schreiner

“ (…) the artists were not only able to distinguish emotion from pathos but also melodrama from sentimentality. While Garrett and his Stradivarius managed to let even the most poignant espressivo sensually breath with an exceptionally lean, almost vibratoless tone, Quentin delivered a full-bodied performance on the grand piano, fully encompassing all dynamic variability. The listener was provided the pleasure of experiencing the musicians' exploration of Brahms' landscapes of the soul - especially perceptible in the Sonata No. 1 in G-Major, Op. 78 (“Rain Sonata”). Standing ovations.”

Berliner Zeitung, March 31st, 2015
David Garrett with a lot of Brahms and a little bit of show
By Bernhard Klemm

“(…) in passages, this temperament also suited him well, especially in the Scherzo from the Brahms Sonata, “Frei, aber einsam (Free, but lonely)”. (...) During the encores, however, Garrett just couldn't resist displaying his (truly breathtaking) technique once again. He performed the renowned Hungarian Dance by Brahms in tempi ranging from record-breaking to slow-motion and in such an effect-loving manner that the audience broke out in rhythmic applause.”

Offenbach Post, March 18th, 2015
Direct link to the Romantic
By Klaus Ackermann

“He enjoys taking a stroll between the musical worlds. Yet he stays true to his roots, clearly demonstrating that his initial foothold remains in so-called Classical music. He chooses to per-form the three challenging sonatas for violin and piano by Johannes Brahms. And proves already during the opening concert at the sold-out Alter Oper hall that he possesses a direct link to the Romantic Brahms.”

Rhein Main Presse, March 18th, 2015
Rain song in the sunshine
By Volker Milch

“Here Garrett delivers a truly lovely, occasionally almost monochromatic-pastose tone, already shaping his first interjections into the A-Major Sonata with melodious sensitivity (...).”

Bild Zeitung, March 17th, 2015
A journey through time with the devil's violinist
By jo

“Garret and Quentin, the younger copy of a cult pair: the music legends, David Oistrach and Fri-da Bauer. Super cool and not a second out of date.”

Hamburger Morgenpost, March 19th, 2015
A classical instead of an XXL show
By N.N.

“He manages a coherent, unique interpretation (...) in the intimate G-Major Sonata, where the violinist gives free rein to his romantic streak. He grabbed the audience's attention from the very beginning. The congenial soloist, who is also able to inspire classical music newcomers, was hailed by his listeners following three (...) encores with standing ovations.”

Hamburger Abendblatt, March 19th, 2015
Truly one mind and one heart with his violin
By N.N.

“But when Garrett, black suit jacket over a black shirt, dark jeans stuffed into a pair of 'pied piper' boots, begins to play, something amazing happens; his face takes on an expression of happiness and the appreciative joy of being that one so rarely witnesses in professional musicians. Garret doesn't seem carried away, he seems thankful. One senses that he and his violin truly are of one mind and one heart. As a violinist, David Garrett is top notch. His intonation is perfect, his timing impeccable. His bow obeys his command as if he entered into this world with it.”

Luxemburger Wort
Rencontre au sommet
By N.N.

“Now that David Garrett (...) has taken on the challenge of tackling monumental masterworks such as the complete collection of sonatas for violin and piano by Brahms, he has soared into the all time highest ranks of the greatest interpreters of classical music.”

Muensterlandzeitung.de, March 24th, 2015
David Garrett plays Brahms: Living Room Romantic
By Julia Gaß

“And that is the work [the Rain Sonata], that he plays the most expressively and with the greatest emotion. His flourishing tones in the delicate cantilenas sound beautifully lyrical. Here, David Garrett is fully immersed in Brahms. The beginning of the second sonata has been known to be more scratchy, sounded like an electric violin on thin Stradivarius wood. But Garrett possesses the tonal sensitivity to let an 'Allegretto grazioso' take a soft, lyrical walk through the hall or to give soul to the 'Sentimento' of the third sonata. And in any case, his technique is fabulous.”

The whole programme comprised:
Johannes Brahms

Sonata for piano and violin no. 2 A-Major op. 100 ("Thuner Sonate")
Sonata or piano and violin no.3 d-Minor op. 108
Sonata for piano and violin no. 1 G-Major op. 78 ("Regenlied-Sonate")
Scherzo for piano and violin c-Minor

The dates of the tour were: Frankfurt (16/03), Hamburg (17/03), Halle (19/03), Heilbronn (20/03), Paris (22/03), Essen (23/03), Lucerne (24/03), Nuremberg (26/03), Kassel (28/03), Berlin (30/03), Lyon (31/03), Luxembourg (01/04).