Wednesday 2 March 2016 7:30PM
Ralph Kirshbaum cello; Shai Wosner piano
- Ralph Kirshbaum cello
- Shai Wosner piano
As part of his 70th birthday celebrations, Ralph Kirshbaum is joined again by the inspirational Shai Wosner to perform Beethoven’s heart-warming late Cello Sonatas, exquisitely crafted pieces dedicated to his close friend, Countess Anna Maria Erdödy.
They also explore the composer’s early Variations on a Theme from Judas Maccabaeus and the Cello Sonata in F, a strikingly original product of Beethoven’s triumphant concert tour to Berlin in 1796.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
- Cello Sonata in F major Op. 5 No. 1
- Cello Sonata in C major Op. 102 No. 1
- 12 Variations on a Theme from Handel's Judas Maccabaeus in G major WoO. 45
- Cello Sonata in D major Op. 102 No. 2