Wednesday 22nd May 7.30pm (finishes approx 9.30pm)
St James' Church

Steven Isserlis cello
Robert Levin fortepiano

Beethoven – Complete works for cello and piano: Concert One


12 Variations on a Theme from Handel’s Judas Maccabeus


Cello Sonata in F Op. 5 No. 1


12 Variations in F on Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen from Mozart’s Die Zauberflote Op.66


Horn Sonata Op.17 (transcribed)


Cello Sonata in A Op.69

Tonight’s concert is the first of two during the festival encompassing the entire Beethoven repertoire for Cello and Piano. Steven and I first discussed the possibility of bringing this project to Campden when he was here in 2017, and I was thrilled that Robert Levin was able to commit to flying in from the USA especially for this year’s festival. The concerts will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the 2019 festival and we expect an enormous demand for tickets.

“Isserlis, of course, is a matchless virtuoso, so much so that it might seem redundant to discuss the transcendent way he played Beethoven‘s visionary score….. (Beethoven Cello Sonata No.5)”

“This set contains some of the finest Beethoven performances you are likely to hear… The ensemble with Robert Levin is dynamic, intimate, often electric. There’s a sense of two powerful minds intensely engaged in Beethoven’s dialogue. At best it’s unbeatable… “ Helen Wallace, BBC Music Magazine *****

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

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