LvB 250 – Cello Sonatas
Philharmonic Up Close: five cellists, five cello sonatas by Beethoven.
Sunday 15 November 2020 15.00Ends approximately 17.00
Beethoven’s five cello sonatas span his entire creative lifetime and the three major phases into which his compositions are usually divided. As a result, this Philharmonic Up Close concert offers a fascinating panorama of the 250-year celebration of Beethoven’s development.
These sonatas will be performed in chronological order by five different cellists from the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s cello section. From the 25-year-old Beethoven who met the cello-playing Dupont brothers in Berlin and composed the first and second sonatas, to the final two, which were written for the prominent cellist Joseph Linke – who also gave the world premiere of quartets and trios by Beethoven. In between we will hear Sonata No. 3, composed in 1808 and perhaps the most beloved of the cello sonatas. Beethoven was already essentially deaf by that time.
Early Beethoven, middle Beethoven, and late Beethoven – all seen through the lens of the cello sonatas. Hanna Dalhlkvist has been a member of the orchestra since 2015, Cecilia Glaser has been a member since 1992, Marie Macleod has been a member and solo cellist since 2013, Åsa Strid has been a member since 2003 and Kajsa William-Olsson has been a member since 1995.
The musicApproximate times
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 1 in F major for cello and piano21 min
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 2 in g minor for cello and piano25 min
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 3 in A major for cello and piano26 min
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 4 in C major for cello and piano14 min
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 5 in D major for cello and piano19 min
- Hanna Dahlkvist cello
- Cecilia Glaser cello
- Marie Macleod cello
- Åsa Strid cello
- Kajsa William-Olsson cello
- Terés Löf piano
- Darya Tchaikovsky piano