Twi­light sonatas: Chris­tian Tet­zlaff & Lars Vogt

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In a con­cert world that shows an ap­par­ently in­sa­tiable lust for young vi­o­lin­ists to play faster, louder, and flashier, the Ger­man vi­o­lin­ist Chris­tian Tet­zlaff, now push­ing fifty, has found suc­cess by do­ing the op­po­site. Although he is ca­pa­ble of vi­o­lin­is­tic fire­works, he largely avoids them, and he tends to dole out tonal op­u­lence spar­ingly, fo­cus­ing in­stead on char­ac­ter­ful de­tails of works that have a cere­bral rep­u­ta­tion. The pi­anist Lars Vogt mir­rors him in tem­per­a­ment. The two should be on the same page when they ar­rive at St. Fran­cis Au­di­to­rium (New Mex­ico Mu­seum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave.), cour­tesy of Per­for­mance Santa Fe, to per­form all three of Brahms’ Sonatas for Vi­o­lin and Pi­ano, as well as We­bern’s Four Pieces for Vi­o­lin and Pi­ano (Op. 7) — the lat­ter set be­ing so concise they’ll play it twice. The recital takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Fri­day, May 8. Tick­ets, $25 to $75 (dis­counts avail­able), can be had from Tick­ets Santa Fe at the Lensic (505-988-1234, www.tick­etssantafe.org). — J.M.K.

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