GRAND CELLO WEEKEND
PABLO FERRANDEZ, cello
LUIS DEL VALLE, piano
Bruch, Kol Nidrei Op. 47
Brahms, Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99
Garcia Abril, création mondiale
The weekend’s fourth presentation celebrates the young generation and one of its most promising faces, Spaniard Pablo Ferrández. At 27, Pablo Ferrandez has already built an astonishing international career. Commended by his fellow musicians, he has already achieved the admiration of the greats. For conductor Christoph Eschenbach, “He is the greatest talent of his generation. He has everything: splendid technique, profound musicality and an irresistible charisma”. For this, his first appearance at the Théâtre des Champs Elysees, Ferrández will offer a three-part program comprising Bruch, Brahms and Garcia Abril.
First, Kol Nidrei, a series of variations on two Hebrew melodies which Max Bruch dedicated to the Jewish community of Liverpool in 1880. Brahms’ opus 99 is the last of the sonatas that the musician composed for the cello, and exhibits the innate sense of melody and perfect symbiosis of classicism and romanticism which characterize all his chamber music. The program concludes with the creation of a piece by Spanish composer Antón García Abril, famous for his music for orchestra and cinema.
“Pablo Ferrández is the greatest talent of his generation and will be one of the greatest cellists of our time”