La Cetra Barockorchester — Violin Versus Cello da Spalla

© julia wesely
Wednesday, 03 May

The mixture of magnetic fascination and unrestrained enthusiasm, but also an irrational fear of supernatural forces, which Niccolò Paganini's breakneck playing evoked in the audience at the beginning of the 19th century, could also affect today's listeners when they encounter Sergey Malov. The breadth of his repertoire is astounding, ranging from contemporary music, even music written for computer games, to the great classical concerts from a Ysaÿe focus and string quartets by Tchaikovsky and Brahms to the Baroque. Equally astounding are the names of internationally leading symphony and chamber orchestras with whom Malov performs. And the number of different string instruments that the musician from St. Petersburg can handle with equal skill is almost uncanny!
With the La Cetra Barockorchester, Malov, who incidentally also works as a professor for violin at the ZHdK in Zurich, shows his skills on three variants of the violin, some of which are extremely rare, that he will play in the same concert. They include the well-known smaller violino piccolo from the 16th century, the baroque violin that is popular again today, as well as a unique violoncello da spalla, on which Johann Sebastian Bach is said to have played his cello sonatas and with which Malov interprets cello concertos by Porpora and Boccherini. This unusual concert promises something amazing and puzzling...
Tickets are CHF 25-70.


Martinskirchplatz 4
4051 Basel

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