For this episode in the series of piano parties Martin Oei and Klára Würtz go through the centuries; from Mozart's Sonata for two pianos to Milhauds Scaramouche, they present a varied and diverse programme that sparkles with pleasure.
Here they will play on our beautiful Bösendorfer 225 and C. Bechstein 234 grand piano.
Due to illness Martyn van den Hoek is unable to perform this afternoon. He will be replaced by the Hungarian-Dutch pianist Klára Würtz, who, like Van den Hoek, teaches piano at the Utrecht Conservatory.
From Mozart to Milhaud
Starting with Mozart's Sonata for two pianos, Martin Oei and Klára Würtz soon went off the classical beaten track. Würtz ends up with the Polonaise-fantaisie and Chopin's Barcarolle in the heart of romantic piano music. From there it goes with one leg to the twentieth century in Schumann's Six etudes, arranged by Debussy. After that there is no stopping it: Martin Oei lets the keys dance in the piano version of Stravinky's Petrushka. The pianists end the afternoon with the exuberant Scaramouche by Darius Milhaud.
Martin Oei and Klára Würtz
Klára Würtz began an international career as a member of the Hungarian Radio & Television Children's Choir at the age of five. She studied at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest and in the eighties obtained several prizes at international competitions. In the meantime she has performed on the major stages worldwide and has recorded an impressive series of CDs to her name. In the nineties she settled in the Netherlands and formed a regular piano trio with violinist Joan Berkhemer and cellist Nadia David. Martin Oei has been a regular duo with Daniel Wayenberg for the past six years. They specialised in piano concertos on two grand pianos and their tour with concerts by Rachmaninoff attracted full audiences. With Würtz Oei also explores the piano duo repertoire on both sides of Romanticism.
Mozart - Sonata in D, KV 448
Chopin - Polonaise-fantaisie in As, on. 61
Chopin - Barcarolle in Fis, on. 60
Debussy/Schumann - Six etudes, op. 56
Stravinsky - Petrushka
Milhaud - Scaramouche, on. 165b
This concert has an intermission