• David Finckel and Wu Han
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Recital

David Finckel, cello
Wu Han, piano

Thu, Nov 12
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 1 in F major, Op. 5, No. 1
Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5, No. 2
Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69
Thu, Nov 19
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op. 102, No. 1
Sonata No. 5 in D major, Op. 102, No. 2

Cal Performances favorites and chamber music superstars, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han present a marathon program of the complete Beethoven sonatas for cello and piano—monumental works in the repertoire but also significant artistic touchstones for these consummate artists, who have been playing them together for more than 25 years. The husband-and-wife duo has captivated critics across the globe through committed performances of Beethoven’s deeply conversational works: “There was a sense of absolute certainty in the way cellist and pianist completed each other’s sentences, yet their long familiarity with each other’s musical responses did not rob their performances of freshness, spontaneity or directness” (Chicago Tribune).

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Thu, Nov 12, 2020
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Thu, Nov 19, 2020
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Note: this concert was originally scheduled to premiere in its entirety on Thu, Nov 12, but will now premiere over two weeks (Nov 12 and Nov 19). A single ticket will allow access to both premieres, as well as the complete on-demand video (available until Feb 10, 2021, 11:59pm PST).

David Finckel, cello
Wu Han, piano

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Stream Premieres

Thu, Nov 12, 2020
7pm PST
Thu, Nov 19, 2020
7pm PST

Note: this concert was originally scheduled to premiere in its entirety on Thu, Nov 12, but will now premiere over two weeks (Nov 12 and Nov 19). A single ticket will allow access to both premieres, as well as the complete on-demand video (available until Feb 10, 2021, 11:59pm PST).

David Finckel, cello
Wu Han, piano

The Ticket Office phone lines are open during the following limited hours: Tuesday–Friday, noon–4pm.

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