Following the launch of Ignatz Waghalter’s violin repertoire on CD, Irmina Trynkos and Giorgi Latsabidze will be performing Waghalter’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor op.82, alongside works by Wieniawski, and sonatas by Elgar and Schumann tomorrow at a concert at Philharmonie Berlin at 7:30 pm.
Ignatz Waghalter was a Jewish German-Polish composer, born in Warsaw in 1881. He and his family later moved to Berlin, where he worked under several esteemed composers, such as Joseph Joachim who encouraged and supported Waghalter to be admitted into the Berlin Akademie der Künste, where he studied composition and conducting. Alongside his composition, Waghalter was appointed conductor at Komische Oper, followed by the Deutsche Operhaus, Berlin, and was recognized as a huge musical figure, well-loved and respected by both musicians and his audiences. However, Ignatz Waghalter, like many composers of the time, was forced to flee his home in 1934, due to the invasion by the Nazis, and his works became lost and forgotten.
Whilst in Germany, Waghalter produced a huge reportoire for violin, some of which has been performed and recorded by virtuoso violinist Irmina Trynkos, pianist Giorgi Latsabidze, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Walker. The CD features première recordings of the Violin Concerto in A major, Op.15 and Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra, Op.9 as well as the Violin Sonata Op.5 and two pieces for violin and piano: Idyll, Op.19b and Geständnis.
Tomorrow evening’s concert will see the return of Waghalter’s music to be performed in Berlin once again.
To book tickets, and for more information, visit the event website here.