A further celebration of Beethoven’s 250 years, this will be a feast for the senses. Five cellists from different corners of Europe join artistic director of Cellissimo Finghin Collins for a marathon performance of the master’s five sonatas, spanning his entire career.
Richard Wigmore provides insights on the composer, the context and the music.
There will be two intervals.
Christopher Ellis | Laura van der Heijden | Christopher Marwood | Tatjana Vassiljeva | István Várdai cello | Finghin Collins piano | Richard Wigmore musicologist
BEETHOVEN The Five Sonatas for Cello and Piano
Sonata No. 1 in F major Op. 5 no. 1
Sonata No. 2 in G minor Op. 5 no. 2
Sonata No. 3 in A major Op. 69
Sonata No. 4 in C major Op. 102 no. 1
Sonata No. 5 in D major Op. 102 no. 2