Friday 24th May 7.30pm (finishes approx 9.15pm)
St James' Church

Steven Isserlis cello
Robert Levin fortepiano

Beethoven – Complete works for cello & piano: Concert Two

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7 Variations on Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fühlen from Mozart’s Die Zauberflote, Wo046

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Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.5 No.2

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Cello Sonata in C major, Op.102 No.1

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Cello Sonata in D major, Op.102 No.2

The fascinating thing about the Beethoven cello and piano repertoire is that it encompasses his early, middle, and late periods of composition, giving us, within one genre, an insight into his extraordinary development as a composer. Tonight’s concert concludes with the two great Op102 sonatas, which, along with the piano sonata op101, mark the beginning of his late (or third) period.

“I don’t think you will ever hear a more spine-tingling performance. [Beethoven, Cello Sonatas CD]” Presto Classical  2014

“Isserlis had the theme but Levin is no mere accompanist, fastidious in his role as a partner yet one who never overwhelms the cello… Theirs is a shared experience of audacity and spirituality. … This is Beethoven fleshed out by Levin and Isserlis – and anodyne he ain’t here.” Nalen Anthony, Gramophone Magazine – Recording of the Month

Website for Steven Isserlis http://stevenisserlis.com

Website for Robert Levin http://www.rayfieldallied.com/artists/robert-levin

 

 

 

Tickets:

Reserved £35 & £30, Unreserved £24, Students £1

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