Cancelled: Christian Tetzlaff


Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise that Christian Tetzlaff’s concert on Monday 23 November has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff during this time and difficult circumstances. We thank our community for its support during this challenging time.

All ticket holders are entitled to a full refund via their original point of purchase. We are currently in the process of arranging refunds.

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Event details

‘Christian Tetzlaff’s recital here in 2015 is still talked about by those who were there as one of the outstanding musical moments in our 10-year history. And we now have the opportunity to hear him again, alone on stage, as he plays Bach and Bartók like no-one else.’ Marshall McGuire, Director of Programming

Christian Tetzlaff is constantly reinventing himself. Whether battling an orchestra in a concerto, or standing alone on stage, he is always searching for new ways to express the essence of the music he performs. It doesn’t get much more essential than Tetzlaff performing Bach’s solos, in this case the magisterial D-minor Partita, culminating in its overpowering Chaconne, and the C-major Sonata, a study in counterpoint and dance. Bartók’s sinewy and mysterious solo violin sonata was inspired by Bach, viewed through the prism of modernism – a fitting end to a concert of the era-spanning brilliance of Christian Tetzlaff’s art.

About the program

Christian Tetzlaff performs works by Bach and Bartók. See the PROGRAM tab for more information.

Thanks to our partners

Series Partner: Legal Friends of Melbourne Recital Centre
Program Partner The Langham Melbourne


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Christian Tetzlaff violin (Germany)


J.S. Bach
Partita for violin No.2 in D minor, BWV1004
Sonata for violin, No.3 in C, BWV1005

Béla Bartók
Sonata for Solo Violin Sz.117, BB 124

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