Dutch cellist with vast repertoire, winner of many prizes, has a career on 5 continents and over 20 recordings. Artistic Director of Beauvais Cello Festival since 2009. 9th LMMC performance.
PIETER WISPELWEYNov. 13, 2016
“Cello playing of incomparable technical and musical accomplishment,” (The Sunday Times), “deeply communicative and highly individual performances” (New York Times), and “supremely lyrical and furiously intense” (The Guardian) are just a few of the accolades that Pieter Wispelwey has acquired over the years. This charismatic Dutch cellist is also renowned for being equally at ease playing both Baroque and modern instruments. For Baroque repertory he uses a 1710 Rombouts instrument, and for romantic and modern music a 1760 Guadagnini cello. With his acute stylistic awareness, combined with a truly original interpretation and phenomenal technical mastery, Wispelwey has won the hearts of critics and public alike in repertory from Bach to Schnittke. In 1992 he became the first cellist ever to receive the Netherlands Music Prize, which is awarded to the most promising young musician in the Netherlands. Wispelwey’s discography encompasses more than twenty recordings, his career spans five continents, and he has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras.
9th LMMC performance.

PAOLO GIACOMETTI, piano

PROGRAMME:

BEETHOVEN    Cello Sonata No. 5 in D major,

(1770-1827)            Opus 102 No. 2 (1815)  
                                   Allegro con brio
                                   Adagio con molto sentimento d’affetto
                                   Allegro - Allegro fugato

SCHUBERT       Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D. 821 (1824)

(1797-1828)               Allegro moderato
                                   Adagio
                                   Allegretto

REGER               Suite for cello solo in G major,
(1873-1916)            Opus 131c No. 1 (1915)
                                   Praeludium
                                   Adagio
                                   Fuge 

FRANCK            Sonata in A major (1886)
(1822-1890)               Allegretto ben moderato
                                   Recitativo - fantasia: Ben moderato
                                   Allegretto poco mosso

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