Named Musical America's 2012 Musicians of the Year, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han are a force of nature: praised for the boldness, imagination, and collaborative intimacy of their performances, as well as the vision and energy they bring to their work as chamber music ambassadors. Their "finely tuned partnership" (New York Times), which just celebrated its 30th year, has brought them accolades for stunning performances and creative programming on both coasts, including their co-directorship of the Music@Menlo festival and institute. This season, the duo takes us on a journey through the centuries, from Bach to the birth of 20th-century music with Debussy and Britten.
Program notes are available online. [PDF]
Beethoven's Sonata no. 4 in C Major, op. 102, no. 1, II. Adagio - Allegro vivace
Beethoven's Sonata no. 4 in C Major, op. 102, no. 1, I. Andante - Allegro vivace
Mendelssohn's Cello Sonata no. 2 in D Major, op. 58, II. Allegretto scherzando
Mendelssohn's Cello Sonata no. 2 in D Major,, op. 58, I. Allegro assai vivace