Schubert – Sonatinas for Violin and Piano
Alexey Naumenko (violin) and Misha Fomin (piano)
Dille en Kamille * DDD appreciation 8
Fomin and Naumenko play in a fresh and energetic manner – strongly and compactly. Neither the score nor the content of this work are too demanding, making it easy to digest. It is music that evokes sympathy for the composer and, in this performance, also for the two musicians, who play directly en clearly but nevertheless with a certain modesty.
They put feeling and finely-tuned senses into this light, early romantic music. As their parts are equal, their play together as violinist and pianist are equal as well. No superfluous bells and whistles, in the form of vibrato or pedal usage or thickly laid accentuation, just pure music.
Luister, November 2015
Sonata D574 Scherzo: Presto