Finckel/Han Concert!

Finckel/Han Concert!

The cello-piano duo of David Finckel and Wu Han offers one of its signature recital programs on Tuesday, Aug. 3rd at 8 PM:


The five cello sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven represent a seminal contribution to the cello-and-keyboard literature in which the cello, traditionally cast in a supporting role, and piano interact as equal partners. The cycle moreover encompasses a broad swath of Beethoven’s remarkable creative journey, beginning with the classically informed Opus 5 sonatas, traversing the composer’s “heroic” period with the Sonata in A Major, op. 69, and culminating with the forward-looking sonatas of Opus 102.


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

  • Sonata for Piano and Cello no. 1 in F Major, op. 5, no. 1 (1796)
  • Sonata for Piano and Cello no. 2 in g minor, op. 5, no. 2 (1796)
  • Sonata for Piano and Cello no. 3 in A Major, op. 69 (1808)
  • Sonata for Piano and Cello no. 4 in C Major, op. 102, no. 1 (1815)
  • Sonata for Piano and Cello no. 5 in D Major, op. 102, no. 2 (1815)

Tuesday, August 3
8:00 p.m., The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton
Tickets: $65/$55 adult; $32/$25 student

Here is Mr. Finckel, talking about playing Cello…


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