Reviews on the 7th Concert of KAMERFEST-KOSOVA 2018

The 7th Kamerfest Concert took place last evening on October 27th. It was one of the top concerts of its numerous performances. Caleld “Hello AMERICA vs. Brahms a la Zingarese” in this evening there were three American protagonists: the well-known pianist Derek Han, the viola player Ronald Carbone and cello player Frank S. Dodge as well as director of Kamerfest Sihana Badivuku.

The concert started with two works by American authors of the twentieth century. The first work “Wind and Rain” for viola and piano was performed by Ronald Carbone and Derek Han. This work by David Amram, a composer, conductor and instrumentalist, who ha up to date s a lot of activity all over the world,  came to the audience with its laconic melodies, fantastic atmosphere, and close jazz music accords. The following work “The theme with 7 Variations and Final” of the composer and at the same time American cello player Alan Shulman created a picture of a complete work where creativity  was felt, but also the exquisite and detailed work of the instrumentalists. Last night the musicians on stage, with their professionalism, put the whole technical baggage under the auspices of the emotional. The warm sound, the profound thought in the performance and the technical accuracy of the Carbone violin, aroused vitality from the careful accompaniment of the  pianist Derek Han.

The next work was a Suite for viola and piano of the Russian composer of the beginning of XX century.  The author Varvara Adrianovna Gaigerova lived in Russia before World War II and as a student of Heinrich Neuhau  and Nikolai Myaskovsky was pianist and a remarkable composer especially in the exploitation of folklore of the southern part of Russia, as well as Korsakov in some works. Her piano and violin suite through a characteristic Russian passage unfolded to us in two movements the Russian post-Romanism in the early twentieth century.

In the second part of the program there were works from Johannes Brahms Piano Quartet.The Passion, the fiery colors, the fine lines and the characters of the Brahms piano quartet joined in an unforgettable performance at the end of this concert by his protagonists. It was a special pleasure to follow the harmonious lines that followed each other, to feel the fullness of dynamics, plastic rhythm and in general the interpretation of artists. I am very convinced that this performance was not the fruit of a spontaneous instrumentalist reunion, as we use to often face,but a lot of hard working.

/Nestor Kraja/


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