Beethoven Sonatas And Variations For Cello And Piano


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Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexander Melnikov in the first of two recitals of Beethoven's complete sonatas and variations for cello and piano. The composer made a strikingly assured venture into a genre that was still in its infancy when he penned his two cello sonatas Op. 5 during a triumphant visit to Berlin in 1796, one of the happiest periods in a life all too often marked by suffering and setbacks.

Beethoven: Cello Sonata in F Op. 5 No. 1

Beethoven: Cello Sonata in G minor Op. 5 No. 2

8.20pm: Interval - Mozart, arr. Went: Die entfuhrung aus dem Serail, performed by the Winds of the Berlin Philharmonic

8.40pm: Part 2

Beethoven: Variations on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen' from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte Wo0. 46

Beethoven: Cello Sonata in A Op. 69

Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello)

Alexander Melnikov (piano).

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Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello) and Alexander Melnikov (piano) continue their Beethoven cycle from Wigmore Hall.

Beethoven: 12 Variations in F on 'Ein Madchen oder Weibchen'

from Mozart's 'Die Zauberflote' (op.66)

Beethoven: Cello Sonata in C (op.102, no 1)

8.10 Interval Music: as an upbeat to the second half of tonight's concert, a later 19th-century composer's take on Handel - Johannes Brahms' Variations and Fugue, composed as a birthday present for Clara Schumann in 1861, and often described as the greatest variation set since Beethoven's own Diabelli Variations of forty years earlier.


Beethoven: 12 Variations on a Theme from Handel's Judas Maccabeus (WoO.4)

Beethoven: Cello Sonata in D (op.102, no 2)

Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexander Melnikov continue their exploration of Beethoven's works for cello and piano with the two sonatas composed in 1815 for the Silesian cello virtuoso Joseph Linke. Completing the programme, two sets of variations composed in 1796 - on themes from Handel's oratorio 'Judas Maccabeus', and from Mozart's opera 'The Magic Flute'.

Presented by Andrew McGregor