The Beethoven Sonatas for Cello and Piano
Friday, April 27, 2012
Beethoven’s five Sonatas for Cello and Piano form the cornerstone of repertoire for that instrumental partnership. Between the two early sonatas, written at the height of his pianistic powers, the great A Major Sonata composed in the wake of his tragic Heiligenstadt Testament, and his two late sonatas, Beethoven revolutionizes the nature of that relationship, creating works that for the first time treat cello and piano as equal partners. Cellist Alice Yoo and pianist Roman Rabinovich explore these great works during their two weeks in residence, presenting them in concert alongside Beethoven’s three sets of variations for the same combination.