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Tuesday Evening Season
Concert Hall of the Athenaeum, a well-balanced musical programme, an
overcrowded hall, spotlights, microphones, and the fifteen-years old violinist Aron
Cavassi in the centre of attention.
This was the atmosphere at the recital organised on
An appealing and diverse programme
Accompanied by the experienced pianist Cristian Petrescu, Aron Cavassi performed
works from the Baroque repertoire – Chaconne
in G minor by Tomasso Vitali, from the classical repertoire – Sonata No. 5 in F major (Spring Sonata) by Ludwig van Beethoven,
from the Romanian repertoire – Impromptu
concertant by George Enescu, but also a virtuous opus – Carmen Fantasy by the 20th century composer Franz Waxman.
young violinist chose an appealing and diverse programme. However, he did not
seem comfortable performing either Chaconne
or Beethoven’s Sonata, leaving
the impression that he did not either like the scores or practice enough.
Various performance levels
delivered a shy performance that lacked personality when playing these two
opuses, but he compensated with more certainty and obvious pleasure when
playing the works by Enescu and Waxman. Probably the violinist feels himself
closer to that type of repertoire, namely the 20th century one. As a
proof, he gave an encore of Banjo and Fiddle, a work highly appreciated by the audience that was written by American composer
William Kroll, who passed away in 1980.
Translated by Raluca Mizdrea and Elena Daniela Radu
MA Students, MTTLC, Bucharest University