A special occasion this year was the 100th birthday of the church. Anniversary of the death of the clay victim, to whom therefore the largest part of the program was dedicated. The professors barbara thiem (violoncello) and wolfgang muller-steinbach (piano) performed at the kunstverein the ballade op. 7 and sonata no. 2 von draeseke to perform, between which the last of ludwig van beethoven's five cello sonatas was played. The solid performances, which received rich applause, had deserved a much better attendance – again a proof for the correctness of the proverb "the prophet counts for nothing in his fatherland".
Expressive early work
The early work of the ballad is divided into three parts (duster – heller – verloschend), which barbara thiem performed with expressive, richly colored tone, secure plying and spirited interpretation, carried by the usual dense piano accompaniment of draeseke, which was in the best hands of the technically superior and dynamically careful wolfgang muller-steinbach.
Seamless interplay and forceful interpretation was also experienced in beethoven's sonata in d major op. 109/2 with its energetic first movement, the hauntingly cantabile adagio and the merry final fugue, which boldly and uncompromisingly demonstrates the contrapuntal skills of its creator.