03/11/2019 11:00 AM / 9:00 PM

Angela Burgess Recital Hall, Duke’s Hall | Royal Academy of Music

Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London, NW1 5HT

    Beethoven & the Cello - The Revolutionary and Romantic

    The London Cello Society celebrates the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with a programme devoted to his works for cello and the context which gave birth to the modern cello sonata as we know it—a true partner to the keyboard. Beethoven’s revolutionary and romantic spirit is very much alive in these works and we can follow his evolution as a composer through their pag es. Join us for a first-class line-up of period instrument players and lecturers whose insights will make for an enriching day and evening.

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    Roel Dieltiens
    Philip Higham
    Sarah McMahon
    Robin Michael
    Johannes Rostamo


    Catherine Manson


    Alasdair Beatson
    Daniel Tong


    David Watkin


    Trio Goya
    Consone Quartet

    Special Guest

    Sir John Eliot Gardiner

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    Schedule of Events

    MorningIn the Angela Burgess Recital Hall
    11.00 amFrom Vienna to Berlin and the court of King Frédéric the Great

    Opening talk
    Beethoven Trio, op 1 no 3
    Duport – Sonata, op 1 no 3
    Beethoven – Sonata in F major, op 5 no 1
    With David Watkin, Trio Goya, Sarah McMahon, Philip Higham and Alasdair Beatson

    12.15 pmA Masterclass on playing Beethoven, the Duport Treatise and other gems
    With David Watkin and with the participation of Hugh Mackay, Royal Academy of Music
    1.15 pmLunch
    & Evening
    In the Duke’s Hall
    2.30 pmAfternoon Concert

    Beethoven – Sonata in G minor, op 5 no 2
    Beethoven – ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata, op 47 arr. for String Quintet

    Tea break

    Beethoven – Sonata in A major, op 69
    With Johannes Rostamo, Simon Crawford- Phillips, Consone Quartet and Robin Michael, Roel Dieltiens and Alasdair Beatson

    4.30 pmSir John Eliot Gardiner, interviewed by Robin Michael
    5.15 pmRoyal Academy of Music—The Cello in Beethoven’s time
    Works by Beethoven and Duport
    With students of the Royal Academy of Music
    5.45 pmBreak
    7.15 pmEvening Concert

    Beethoven – Sonata in C major, op 102 no 1
    Beethoven – Sonata in D major, op 102 no 2
    Beethoven – ‘Archduke’ Trio, op 97

    With Sarah McMahon, Robin Michael, Daniel Tong, Catherine Manson and Alasdair Beatson

    8.40 pmEvent Ends
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