BEETHOVENCello Sonata No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2
PASCAL DUSAPINSlackline (US Premiere,
Cal Performances co-commission

FRED LERDAHLDuo (World Premiere)
SEAN SHEPHERDAquaria (World Premiere,
Cal Performances co-commission

BRAHMSCello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99

Two heroes of new music—Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen, who has performed more than 160 world premieres, and British pianist Nicolas Hodges, long associated with the works of Elliott Carter, Thomas Adès, and Harrison Birtwistle—make their Cal Performances debut as a duo. Brahms' grand Sonata in F Major and Beethoven's visionary D-Major Cello Sonata are paired with US premieres by American Fred Lerdahl and Iranian-born Ashkan Behzadi; plus the US premiere of Pascal Dusapin's Slackline. Karttunen observes, "[With Slackline]...the cello-piano repertoire now has a new masterpiece, almost Mahlerian in its scale."

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Recital B
Anssi Karttunen, cello; Nicolas Hodges, piano (Sun, Oct 29)
Sérgio & Odair Assad and Avi Avital (Sun, Feb 25)
Richard Goode, piano (Sun, Apr 22)

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