Dutch cellist, equally adept on baroque and modern cello, performs in recital and with orchestra; has vast repertoire and extensive discography on Channel Classics label.

Pieter WispelweyMar. 19, 2006

Pieter Wispelwey - cello
Dejan Lazic - piano

Born in Haarlem in the Netherlands in 1962, cellist Pieter Wispelwey is one of the first of a generation of performers equally adept on either the “authentic” or modern cello. His expert stylistic knowledge, original and profound musical thinking, and phenomenal technique enable him to render individual yet remarkable interpretations of the cello repertoire. The root of his diverse musical personality is in his training – from early years with Dicky Boeke in Amsterdam to Paul Katz in the USA to William Pleeth in Great Britain. In 1992 he was the first cellist to receive the Netherlands Music Prize, endowed upon the most promising young musician in the Netherlands. He plays with major symphony orchestras world-wide, is in demand as a recitalist with all the main repertoire ready to play at short notice, and records his own choice of repertoire for Channel Classics, with complete hands-on control of the production, editing, and texts for CD booklets.

Sixth LMMC appearance.


BEETHOVEN     12 Variations in G major on the theme
    'See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes', WoO. 45
(Handel: Judas Maccabaeus) (1796)
SCHUBERT      Sonata in A minor, D. 821 'Arpeggione' (1824)
BEETHOVEN     12 Variations in F major on the theme
    'Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen', Opus 66
(Mozart: Die Zauberflöte) (1798)
BEETHOVEN     7 Variations in E flat major on the theme
    'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen', WoO. 46
(Mozart: Die Zauberflöte) (1801)
BRITTEN     Sonata in C major, Opus 65 (1961)  
      Dialogo: Allegro  
      Scherzo - pizzicato: Allegretto  
      Elegia: Lento  
      Marcia: Energico  
      Moto perpetuo: Presto