Tetzlaff & Lonquich Present All-Beethoven Program in AIDS Fundraiser Dec. 3

Classic Arts News   Tetzlaff & Lonquich Present All-Beethoven Program in AIDS Fundraiser Dec. 3
In their penultimate New York engagement this season, violinistChristian Tetzlaff and pianist Alexander Lonquich will perform a selection of Beethoven's violin sonatas on December 3 to benefit Classical Action, anon-profit organization that funds domestic AIDS-related services.The event will be held in a private Manhattan residence.

The pair played the complete Beethoven cycle last season in Warsaw, Bonn and at London's Wigmore Hall. They began their series of four New York recitals last night at the 92nd Street Y, performing the Op. 12 and Op. 23 sonatas.

"Though written over a span of more than ten years, the sonatas show an incredible scope of emotion," said Tetzlaff in a statement. "The 'Kreuzer' Sonata is famous but the core and largest range of expression is found in the opus 30 pieces, [which] go from beautiful to stormy and dark to dance-like."

Classical Action: Performing Arts Against AIDS was founded in 1993. It has distributed over $7 million to AIDS-related organizations nationwide, raising money through special events, private house concerts, recording and merchandising projects, and individual donations, in addition to foundation and corporate support.

The December 3 event launches Classical Action's Michael Palm Series, so named for a generous benefactor who passed away in 1998. Palm started the organization's tradition of private residence concerts. Mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves and pianist Leif Ove Andsnes are set to appear on the series in March and April.

Tickets to the Tetzlaff-Lonquich recital are available at www.classicalaction.org.

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