And what hands! Those of great musicians, astounding chamber players. The 2 partners had chosen a Schubert programme with pieces by Philippe Hersant for the contemporary part, and switched roles depending on the works.
First work, the Sonata D. 617 and its sublime Andante con moto ideally served, which was followed by the Allegro “Lebensstürme”, again a beautiful success.
Then time for 8 of Hersant’s Haïkus, among them the remarkable L’oiseau dans la nasse, Tempête d’hiver and Le Cerf.
Back to Franz Schubert and his famous and wonderful Fantasia in F minor, a piece the 2 musicians have the deepest understanding of.
Jean-Claude Pennetier et Christian Ivaldi gave an encore, an excerpt of another 4 hands piece by Schubert, the Variations on an Original Theme D 813 – Variation #5, a melancholic and expressive piece.