GRAND CELLO WEEKEND
ALEXANDER KNIAZEV, cello
ANDREÏ KOROBEINIKOV, piano
Bach, Cello Suite No.5 in C minor, BWV 1011
Chostakovitch, Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40
Beethoven, Violin Sonata No.9, Op.47 “Kreutzer Sonata”, (transcription for cello and piano)
A weekend to immerse yourself in the deep, warm sound of the cello in all its forms, all the way from Bach to the most contemporary.
The weekend’s third concert presents Alexander Kniazev, successor of Rostropovich and one of the great names in contemporary Russian cello. He will begin the program with Bach’s Suite 5, the only piece presented throughout the weekend for solo cello. Following this, he will be joined by fellow countryman Andrei Korobeinikov for Shostakovich’s cello sonata and a transcription for cello of the “Kreutzer” Sonata by Beethoven.