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The Spirit of the Kreutzer Sonata in the Passion of the Argentinean Tango

September 30th, 2014
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News from Berlin - How does the Duo Kreutzer move from playing Beethoven to Piazzolla? This mystery was revealed on Tuesday 30th of September, when the Duo Kreutzer had the chance to play music from some of the great Argentine composers in the Otto-Braun-Saal at the Staatsbibliothek Kulturforum.

To celebrate that Berlin and Buenos Aires have been twin cities for 10 years the Duo Kreutzer played some of the music compositions by Floro Ugarte, Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Guastavino and Alberto Gina Ster.

The Duo Kreutzer was formed whilst the Argentine pianist Mirta Herrera and the German violinist Goetz Hartmann were studying together at the Musikhochschule Köln. They had to play the so-called Kreutzer Sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven against the backdrop of their studies. This piece is well-known for its demanding violin part with an unusual length and passionate scope, switching from the fury of the first movement to the calm of the second one; and the exuberance of the last movement. The German-Argentinean duo has assembled a huge repertoire that goes from Classic to Contemporary music.

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