Lomeiko and Sitkovetsky, Norwich

MICHAEL DRAKE The final presentation of the year from the Norfolk and Norwich Music Club featured two Russian artistes of high technical calibre.

MICHAEL DRAKE

The final presentation of the year from the Norfolk and Norwich Music Club yesterday at the John Innes Centre featured two Russian artistes of high technical calibre with real musical feeling for each others' roles, in violinist Natalia Lomeiko and pianist Olga Sitkovetsky.

They displayed impressive tonal contrasts in Tartini's Sonata in G minor. A marked stylistic change for Schubert's Sonata in A major resulted in a pleasant opening ebb and flow, a Scherzo of fast fun, winsome melody in the Andantino and a finale with a flourish.

Debussy's G minor Sonata opened briskly followed by singing violin and emphatic keyboard with the finale moving purposefully.

Eugene Ysaye's Poeme Elegiaque was built on legato lines over strong piano chording and proved a warm, brown, autumn performance.

And after the joint and virtuostic Valse-Caprice venture with Saint-Saens, at the end of the afternoon, for overall impression I might say Ysaye.

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