The remarkable Duo Martinova-Garac (piano-violin) returns to the Bruno Lussato Institute to present their new album "SLAVIA". The two musicians, who have collaborated with artists such as Renaud CapuÃ§on, Julia Migenes, Alexander Toradze, Marcelo Nisinman, Roby Lakatos, Ute Lemper, Henri Demarquette, Joseph Silverstein, Gustavo Beytelmann and many others, invite you to discover their highly anticipated new recording. Maria Martinova and Cyril Garac will take you on a journey through the contradictory aspects of the Slavic soul - from the greatest tenderness and gentleness, to the deepest exaltation and agitation.
The programme is built around Prokofiev's luminous and contrasting Second Sonata for Violin and Piano, his 5 melodies op 35bis and six of Shostakovich's 24 preludes originally written for the piano but played here in their violin-piano version. They present very clear individualized characters where the sarcasm of the young Shostakovich - in response to the strict formalism of the political regime in place - already points. The rest of the programme will confront you with LeoÅ¡'s moving Sonata for Violin and Piano JanÃ¡Äek and will allow you to discover works with the alternately flamboyant and intimate colours of Karol Szymanowski and the emblematic Bulgarian composer Lubomir Denev.
Photo credit Peter De Mulder