Running time:
1 part by 40 minutes, 2 part by 45 minutes


Sonata for violin and piano № 4, op. 23, in A minor 
Sonata for violin and piano № 5, op. 24, in F major 
Sonata for violin and piano № 9, op. 47, in A major, “Kreutzer Sonata” 

Arranged for cello by Alexander Kniazev  

The programme is subject to change

27 February 2020 Thursday 19.00 Small Hall
19.00 Small Hall

Alexander Kniazev
Basinia Shulman
“Kreutzer Sonata”

To the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth
Alexander Kniazev, cello
Basinia Shulman, piano

There’s no secret that “Kreutzer Sonata” is the greatest violin masterpiece. It’s no wonder that this piece would be performed – along with 2 other Beethoven’s opuses – to mark the composer’s 250 years.

Prominent cellist Alexander Kniazev will play with pianist Basinia Shulman. The repertoire of the cellist includes virtually everything ever written for cello. But music endeavors of the cellist seem unlimited, for today he presents his arrangments for cello of Vienne’s classic violin sonatas. 

In Russian and broad, Basinia Shulman is famous not only for her brilliant performances, or collaborations with Yuri Bashmet, Vadim Repin, or the Borodin Quartet. But, like Kniazev, she doesn’t want to limit herself to common performers’ standards. Playing classics, she would rather improvise, and indeed she plays with jazzmen. And she’s a frequent guest of radio and TV shows, while producing music projects or making up musical seasons in Arkhangelskoye and Polenovo.