Celebrated Dutch cellist performs on baroque and modern cello. Extensive repertoire from Bach to Carter and prize-winning discography on Channel Classics label.
Pieter WispelweyNov. 9, 2008
PIETER WISPELWEY - cello
ALEXANDER MELNIKOV - piano

Regarded as one of the leading cello soloists, Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey is as at home with the baroque 4 string or 5 string cello as he is with the modern cello with metal and/or gut strings. A student of Dicky Boeke, Paul Katz and William Pleeth, he is the first cellist to win the Netherlands Music Prize awarded to the most promising young musician in the Netherlands in 1992. He has all the main repertoire at his disposal, often on very short notice, and performs in recitals and with top orchestras and ensembles with or without conductors. Thanks to Channel Classics he is able to choose his own repertoire, artists and orchestras, and has hands-on control over production, editing and post-production, even including writing texts for the CD booklets. His extensive discography encompasses a broad range from the Bach gamba sonatas with his personal instrumentation to Schubert, Chopin, Schumann and Shostakovich works.

7th LMMC recital.

www.pieterwispelwey.com

PROGRAMME:

BARBER                         Sonata for cello and piano, Opus 6
                                                 Allegro ma non troppo
                                                 Adagio - Presto - Adagio
                                                 Allegro appassionato

CHOPIN                          Cello Sonata in G minor, Opus 65
                                                 Allegro moderato
                                                 Scherzo: Allegro con brio
                                                 Largo
                                                 Finale: Allegro

MARTINŮ                      Variations on a Slovak Folksong, H. 378

RACHMANINOV           Cello Sonata in G minor, Opus 19
                                                 Lento - Allegro moderato
                                                 Allegro scherzando
                                                 Andante
                                                 Allegro mosso