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It is no secret, that the chamber music concerts do not attract large audiences. That was evident at the November 4th concert in Torun featuring the Waterville Trio, with Hélène Jeanney (piano), Hanna Lachert (violin) and Qiang Tu (cello).
interweaves thick and sonorous chords with broad configurations.
Hanna Lachert demonstrated an excellent leadership, striving to balance emotion and intellect. Captivating phrasing, beautiful tone quality, always polished phrases and impeccable intonation – these are only some of the violinist’s virtues revealed in the exposed parts of Piotr Lachert’s 25 Sonata “Le Coucou’. The piece wins over with melodic invention and rhythmical fantasy. The 1st, 3rd and 5th movements are fast, spectacular and virtuosic showcases. The remaining two movements with charming titles “nie tak” and “znowu nie tak” (“not so” and “again not so”) were performed accordingly to their juxtaposed and witty character.
I was also entranced with the cellist Qiang Tu, admiring his beautiful cantilena and vivid and colouristically varied phrase line (2nd movement of Rachmaninov). In the ensemble one senses the mutual inspiration and total understanding between the players. Barely in a few fragments there occurred slight rhythmical imperfections, for example in the finale of Beethoven’s Trio in E flat Major op.70/2. But one forgets quickly those miniscule trifles. All who did not attend this concert should regret they hadn’t.
Translation from the Polish periodical “Ruch Muzyczny” (Musical Movement) by Hanna Lachert
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