music, life would be a mistake, said Nietzsche. And how right he is.
only for the music lovers but also for the doers, the musicians, composers,
dancers, the entire music world; music is conversation, communication.
so many months of abstinence, Bellapais opened its doors for a first concert,
strictly according to the corona rules. Nihat Ağdaç, violin and Rami
Sarieddine, piano, came to play for us compositions by Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770,
Italy ), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827, Germany) and JoaquinTurina (1882-1949,
Guiseppe Tartini (1692-1770)
Sonata for Violin & Piano in g minor, B.g10 “Didone Abbandonata”
-Presto non troppi
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Romance for Violin & Orchestra/Piano in G Major, No. 1, Op.40
Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)
Sonata in G Major for Violin & Piano, “Spanish” No.2, Op.82
-Lento (Tema - Variations 1-3 - Andante)
-Adagio (Allegro Moderato)
composers of music pieces - the concert started with the oldest - composed over
the span of 200 years in three different countries, emotional and passionate. Nihat
Ağdaç, violin, and Rami Sarieddine, piano, have interpreted the music brilliantly.
We all know Nihat Ağdaç from the Presidential Symphony Orchestra, as founder
member and concert master, also of the bi-communal Cyprus Chamber Orchestra; I have also enjoyed his performance with other
ensembles. Rami Sarieddine, an active
performer throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Arabian Peninsula,
currently maintains an active schedule as a collaborative pianist, chamber
musician and music educator. I took this
information from his website, as I have not met him before; perhaps the bond
between the two musicians is the love for chamber music.
the applause would not end – I think we could have easily continued sitting and
enjoying the music for another hour – we were given an Encore. It was the first
and last concert in Bellapais in the year of Corona 2020, Halil Kalgay said,
and for us it was a bitterly needed cup of consolation.