Evening of Mozart's sonatas
After joining forces on a recording of Edvard Grieg's sonatas, the Latvian violinist Vineta Sareika and the French pianist Armandine Savary continue their collaboration in the pure harmonic beauty of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music, recording the Austrian master's violin sonatas. The chamber music evening in Riga, for which the artists have chosen four Mozart's sonatas, will celebrate the opening of this recording. Vineta Sareika reveals that the road to Mozart has been long. “When I first heard Armandine's interpretation of Mozart's piano trio 15 years ago in the Sandander festival, I was in complete awe of her lively and aetherial manner of playing and her delicate character,” remembers Vineta, revealing that she is now ready to drop all the ingrained stereotypes and find her own way to Mozart - pure and direct, like a fresh breath of spring, full of new energy. Similarly to Beethoven in his piano music, Mozart liked to experiment in his violin sonatas, bringing to life the most unexpected combinations of characters and moods. Alongside the pieces composed in Vienna, this programme includes Mozart's only minor sonata, written in Paris and dedicated to his late mother; this will then be contrasted by one of his last sonatas with a hearty dose of polyphony.
Photography - © Neda Navaee
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's sonatas for violin and piano
Vineta SAREIKA, violin
Amandine Savary, piano