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... Each of the concerts in the series "Musik & Museum" is a kind of suspension in the overloaded Salzburg concert calendar, presenting an interesting combination of contemporary and sometimes classical works. An excellent example of this concept was the recital given by the duo :nota bene: – a calm, cantabile, even meditative evening. Mozart's Sonata K526 in A major for piano and violin was set between miniatures by Anton Webern, John Cage, Klemens Vereno and Charles Camilleri.
The duo :nota bene:, Eva Steinschaden and Alexander Vavtar, declared specialists for the classical modern era, captivated the audience with their brilliant, finely nuanced tone and subtly differentiated, dynamic phrasing.
Anton von Webern's Four Pieces op 7 and John Cage's Nocturne for violin and piano were gentle songs portending fears or sombre dreams, though never becoming anguished.
Klemens Vereno's Five Haikus for violin and piano are forceful, witty miniatures. Three Folk songs from Malta offered a first encounter with the Maltese composer Charles Camilleri: colourful genre scenes in which contemporary splashes of brilliance are applied with a light touch to the basic folk music elements.
(DrehPunktKultur – Salzburg's internet arts news/Austria, July 2006)


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