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Remembering Lars Vogt – The Listeners’ Membership

Lars Vogt, the famend German pianist and conductor, handed away on Monday, September 5. He was 51. In March of 2021, Vogt was identified with an aggressive most cancers in his throat and liver.

Born within the city of Düren within the North Rhine-Westphalia area, Vogt rose to prominence after successful second prize on the 1990 Leeds Worldwide Piano Competitors. He went on to carry out as a soloist with the world’s best orchestras. He developed a very shut relationship with the Berlin Philharmonic, serving because the orchestra’s first pianist in residence. He left behind an intensive discography on such labels as EMI/Warner Classics, Avi Music, and Ondine. As a devoted chamber musician, Vogt collaborated with violinist Christian Tetzlaff and cellist Tanja Tetzlaff. In Might of 2014, Vogt was appointed music director of the Royal Northern Sinfonia, a submit he held till 2020. In October of 2019, he accepted the identical place with the Orchestre de chambre de Paris. In this interview, Vogt talks concerning the function of the conductor sooner or later. In 2012, Vogt based Rhapsody in College, an initiative which brings high degree musicians into German colleges.

Zsolt Bognár of Dwelling the Classical Life interviewed Lars Vogt final July. The poignant interview reveals a humble and considerate artist who carried himself with immense dignity and remained dedicated to his household and his music to the tip.

The artistry of Lars Vogt is on show in these 5 recordings:

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, “Appassionata”

This efficiency came about on the Spannungen Pageant in Heimbach, Germany on June 23, 2019. We explored this revolutionary and turbulently dramatic music in an earlier submit.

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Main, Op. 58

When concertos have been performed in Beethoven’s time, the soloist led the orchestra immediately from the piano. Lars Vogt achieved this intimate sort of collaboration with the Royal Northern Sinfonia on a 2018 recording of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto. Right here is the primary motion:

Brahms: Three Intermezzi, Op. 117

This extraordinary efficiency of Brahms’ autumnal Op. 117 Intermezzi is from the identical 2019 live performance:

Brahms: Piano Trio No 2 in C Main, Op 87

Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff, and Lars Vogt carry out in live performance:

Janáček: “Within the Mists”

A 2021 album that includes the solo piano music of the Czech composer Leoš Janáček contains Within the Mists, a cycle of 4 quick items written in 1912. The 4 items hover round “misty” keys containing 5 or 6 flats and inhabit the identical hazy soundscape we hear within the music of Debussy. Right here is the primary piece, Andante:

Music is such a tremendous factor. In music, you get transported into this world the place you overlook all the pieces.

-Lars Vogt


  • Discover the discography of Lars Vogt right here.

Featured Picture: {photograph} by Giorgia Bertazzi

About Timothy Judd

A local of Upstate New York, Timothy Judd has been a member of the Richmond Symphony violin part since 2001. He’s a graduate of the Eastman College of Music the place he earned the levels Bachelor of Music and Grasp of Music, learning with world famend Ukrainian-American violinist Oleh Krysa.

The son of public faculty music educators, Timothy Judd started violin classes on the age of 4 by way of Eastman’s Group Schooling Division. He was a pupil of Anastasia Jempelis, one of many earliest champions of the Suzuki technique in the US.

A passionate trainer, Mr. Judd has maintained a personal violin studio within the Richmond space since 2002 and has been lively teaching chamber music and quite a few youth orchestra sectionals.

In his free time, Timothy Judd enjoys understanding with Richmond’s standard SEAL Group Bodily Coaching program.

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