Twilight sonatas: Christian Tetzlaff & Lars Vogt
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.