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Emanuel Ax and Yo-Yo Ma play Beethoven Cello Sonatas – NEW YORK
April 15, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 5, No. 1
Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 5, No. 2
Cello Sonata in A Major, Op. 69
Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 102, No. 1
Cello Sonata in D Major, Op. 102, No.2
The five sonatas that Beethoven wrote for cello and piano are the earliest works of significance that pair the two instruments and offer insights into the development of his musical language. The first two sonatas are experimental in tone, while the joyous third is a virtuosic tour de force. The final two sonatas explore spiritual realms the composer would only touch in his late piano sonatas and quartets.The incomparable Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax perform the complete sonatas in this one remarkable recital.