January 25, 2009 |
If record labels received awards for foresight, one would surely go to Virgin Classics, which in the early '90s thought to pair a young German fiddler with an even younger Norwegian pianist. The musicians -- Christian Tetzlaff and Leif Ove Andsnes -- were not unknowns, but neither were they the internationally revered artists they have become. In many instances, such a partnership would have dissolved after the pair achieved fame as soloists, their calendars increasingly filled with plum engagements and enticing new collaborations.
November 17, 1994 |
In what continues to signal a fascinating if disturbing trend, two more young musicians of impressive talent related to music of this century with an intuitive empathy that was lacking when they tackled earlier standard repertory.
May 4, 1989 |
Given the evidence of the performance which closed the 29th season of the Laguna Beach Chamber Music Society, the emergence onto the professional stage of the current members of Musicians From Marlboro may be a bit premature. The latest crop of youngsters touring under that name--all supposedly having attended Rudolf Serkin's annual summer Marlboro Festival in Vermont--again ranges from four to nine artists in various combinations. The 1989 tour group reached the auditorium at Laguna Beach High School Tuesday night.
January 19, 2005 |
Christian Tetzlaff is a product of our time. Boyishly professorial, the violinist hails from Germany but studied in America. Born in 1966, he has processed the golden age's romantic soloists and today's historically informed ideologues and emerged innovative. He plays with soft-spoken wit, unafraid to end statements with cheeky question marks. His lean sounds narrate our culture wars but never fall victim to them.
February 23, 1993 |
German violinist Christian Tetzlaff, 26, is fast becoming known--in the United States at least--as an exponent of 20th-Century music. He made his American debut in Cleveland in 1988 with the fiendishly difficult Schoenberg Concerto, and this week he joins Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the Berg Concerto. Yet Tetzlaff, currently in the midst of a Beethoven sonatas cycle in Germany, is quick to disavow "any labels on music making."
May 9, 1998 |
When period instrument guru Roger Norrington bowed out because of illness, the Los Angeles Philharmonic's mini-survey of German Romanticism at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion began to look decidedly conventional. But his replacement, Jahja Ling, had ideas of his own about the agenda and took it over intact, with generally bracing results Thursday.