German cellist with extensive repertoire, plays with top orchestras worldwide and has international solo career. Exclusive Hyperion artist with 3 ECHO Klassik Awards.
Alban GerhardtApr. 15, 2012
Born in Berlin to a musical family, Alban Gerhardt’s most important teachers were Boris Pergamenschikow, Markus Nyikos and Frans Helmerson. After early success in competition, he made his debut as a 21-year old with the Berlin Philharmonic and now is regarded as one of the great cellists of our time. He plays with top orchestras in Europe and North America and has an active solo career. His extensive repertoire includes more than 60 cello concerti, some of them new discoveries, and he collaborates with contemporary composers for new works. As a recitalist he plays regularly with colleagues such as Cecile Licad, Christian Tetzlaff, and Julia Fisher, among others. He has appeared at numerous international festivals and in many celebrated venues. Mr. Gerhardt records exclusively for Hyperion, spearheading its Romantic Cello Concertos series. His CDs are highly acclaimed and have won 3 ECHO Klassik Awards, most recently for his all-Reger double CD (2009). Mr. Gerhardt performs on a Matteo Gofriller cello.

3rd LMMC appearance.

PROGRAMME:

BACH                   Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major,
                                  BWV 1007 (ca 1726)

                                     Prélude
                                     Allemande
                                     Courante
                                     Sarabande
                                     Menuets I & II
                                     Gigue

FRANCK             Sonata in A major (1886)
                                     Allegro ben moderato
                                     Allegro
                                     Recitativo fantasia: Ben moderato
                                     Allegretto poco mosso

SCHUMANN      Adagio and Allegro in A flat major,
                                 Opus 70 (1849)

                                     Adagio: Langsam, mit innigem Ausdruck
                                     Allegro: Rasch und feurig - Etwas ruhiger -
                                     Tempo I

BRAHMS             Sonata No. 2 in F major, Opus 99 (1886)
                                     Allegro vivace
                                     Adagio affettuoso
                                     Allegro passionato
                                     Allegro molto

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