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Patricia Kopatchinskaja speaks to online editor Davina Shum about her recent programme of Janáček, Bartók and Brahms – including how she has to embody the composers’ wishes on stage. Not only has she recorded this programme of violin sonatas with pianist Fazil Say, she has also taken it on tour. How does she keep the pieces fresh and spontaneous on the road and in collaboration? Have a listen to her insights on performing these works.

Check out Patricia and Fazil’s ‘Strad Recommends’ album review in the February 2023 issue here.

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The duo will be on tour with the programme on the following dates:

2 June: Baden Baden

3 June: Essen

4 June: Madrid

5 June: Barcelona

I: Con moto

Sonata for Violin and Piano JW IIV7

Leoš Janáček

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin / Fazil Say, piano

Brahms, Bartók and Janáček

Alpha Classics 

Alpha 885

Photo credit: Marco Borggreve

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