Tuesday, 11 August 2015 at 8 pm
LEILA SCHAYEGH violin
VÁCLAV LUKS harpsichord
Switzerland, Czech Republic
Programme: Franz Benda, Johann Georg Pisendel, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
“When Benda plays an Adagio, one has the impression that eternal wisdom is speaking down to us from heaven.” With these words Johann Peter Salomon, described the musical powers of his teacher Franz Benda (1709–1786). This “magician” and “great genius” was born in Bohemia and later became favourite violinist of future King Frederick the Great. Leila Schayegh and Václav Luks perform his sonatas along with works by his colleagues from Dresden and Berlin.