Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Mar 09 - Mar 10


RALPH KIRSHBAUM & SHAI WOSNER: BEETHOVEN


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THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017 at 8:00 PM SUBSCRIBE Buy Tickets
FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017 at 8:00 PM SUBSCRIBE Buy Tickets

Famed cellist Ralph Kirshbaum, whose live recording in London's Wigmore Hall of the all-Beethoven Sonatas and Variations will be released this 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.

BEETHOVEN PROGRAM I - March 9, 2017

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
   Scherzo
   Adagio cantabile – Allegro vivace

BEETHOVEN PROGRAM II - March 10, 2017

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

 

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

Venue: BRAM GOLDSMITH THEATER