H. Wolf: Italian Serenade
H. Wolf, arr. K. Hvala: Concerto for violin and strings in D minor, Op. 6
H. Wolf: Intermezzo in E-flat major
L. van Beethoven: String Quintet in A major after Violin Sonata No. 9, Op. 47 (“Kreutzer”)
The concert entitled “Kreutzer Sonata” harks back to 2020, a jubilee year for Ludwig van Beethoven and Hugo Wolf, which, owing to the pandemic, was celebrated on a more modest scale than originally planned. With the programme of this concert, the Dissonance String Quartet wishes to emphasise once again the historic importance and greatness of these two important composers of the Romantic era. In addition to two original compositions for string quartet by Hugo Wolf, the musicians will perform an arrangement for violin and string quartet of a work originally composed for violin and piano. The second part of the evening will feature the famous Kreutzer Sonata, better known in its version for violin and piano. Perhaps less well known is the fact that Beethoven himself also wrote a version of the work for string quintet. For the performance of the Kreutzer Sonata and Hugo Wolf’s Violin Concerto, the Dissonance String Quartet will be joined by violinist Lana Trotovšek, who is among this year’s Prešeren Fund Prize winners. Together with pianist Maria Canyigueral, she gave brilliant performances of all ten of Beethoven’s violin sonatas over three successive evenings at last year’s Ljubljana Festival.