On May, 3 the musicians performed Russian Dance theme from the Petrushka ballet and Italian Suite by Igor Stravinsky, Slavonic Dances (op. 46-2, 72-2) by Antonin Dvorák, Romanian Folk Dances by Béla Bartók and Hungarian Danses (No. 17, 7, 6, 1) by Johannes Brahms.
On May, 5 the Russian duo presented the programme of Eugène Ÿsaye’s Mazurka No. 1, op. 10, Maurice Ravel’s Violin Sonata No. 2 and George Enescu’s Violin Sonata No. 3, op. 25.
La Folle Journée is a classical music festival which started in 1995 in the French western port town of Nantes. The name of the festival refers to the play by Pierre Beaumarchais The Marriage of Figaro, whose alternative title is The Follies of a Day. As its name, it is one of the most exciting musical festivals in Europe and in the world.
Each year the concept of the festival is based on an exact theme: particularly, La Folle Journée 2019 is devoted to traveling. The repertoire icludes compositions written on the road or inspired by foreign cultures.