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America's power couple of chamber music.
David Finckel, cello
and Wu Han, piano
Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69
Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99
Nocturne and Scherzo
Violin Sonata in A major
Consummate performers and chamber music ambassadors on both coasts as co-directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Music@Menlo, David Finckel and Wu Han have been driving forces in American music for decades. Here, they dive deep into the repertoire, performing three canonic cello sonatas: Beethoven's radiantly serene Op. 69, Brahms' bold and heroic Op. 99, and Franck's refined Sonata in A major (transcribed for cello), plus Debussy's dreamy Nocturne and Scherzo. Finckel has described the care the couple puts into crafting their programs: "The realm of classical music is so vast—and because of this, we have at our fingertips an incredible variety of experiences that one can have, even over the course of a single evening. [We try to be] rigorous in putting together programs that make sense, from which any listener can come away with the feeling of empowerment."
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