"Ralph Kirshbaum has wonderful tone, utter technical reliability and the imagination to make the music feel both spontaneous and well planned."  Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 

Famed cellist Ralph Kirshbaum, whose live recording in London's Wigmore Hall of the all-Beethoven Sonatas and Variations was released last fall on Onyx Classics, will be joined by pianist Shai Wosner, who returns to The Wallis after his acclaimed Bridge to Beethoven concert with Jennifer Koh in March 2016. Over two nights in the Bram Goldsmith Theater, Kirshbaum and Wosner will tackle the complete works of Beethoven for cello and piano. Join us at The Wallis for this unique Beethoven immersion.

These concerts are made possible at The Wallis by generous support from Susan and Peter Strauss.

Please join us for a free pre-show conversation at 7pm prior to both concerts. Learn more here.

Kirshbaum & Wosner will be signing their CD "Beethoven: Complete Sonatas & Variations for Cello & Piano" immediately following each concert.


7 Variations in E-flat Major on Mozart's "Bei Männern" from The Magic Flute, WoO 46
Cello Sonata in G minor Op. 5, No. 2        
   Adagio sostenuto ed espressivo
   Allegro molto più tosto presto
   Rondo. Allegro
12 Variations in F Major on Mozart’s “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” from Die Zauberflöte, Op. 66

Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69                            
   Allegro, ma non tanto
   Adagio cantabile – Allegro vivace


Cello Sonata in F, Op. 5 No. 1
   Adagio sostenuto 
   Allegro vivace

Cello Sonata in C, Op. 102 No. 1
   Andante – Allegro vivace
   Adagio – Allegro vivace

12 Variations on a Theme by Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus, WoO 45

Cello Sonata in D, Op. 102 No. 2
   Allegro con brio
   Adagio con molto sentimento d’affetto 

Read the program notes here.