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Steven Isserlis & Connie Shih

Classical with a twist

chamber music
Fri 31 Mar 2017 20.00
Concert hall
introduction by Elise Simoens 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.20

Standard €22.00

Reduction -26 €11.00

Reduction 65+ €18.70

Under 26? Enjoy 50% discount!

Cello music as a testament to intimate friendship

Friendship gives rise to the finest, most personal music. That is proven by these four composers. Each of their works was created for and dedicated to a close friend. In this amicable programme, Steven Isserlis builds a bridge between St. Petersburg, Moscow and Paris. But these works’ geographic origin is actually less important than their unshakeable shared foundation: Ludwig van Beethoven. By harking back to an ultra-German sonata form in France, Onslow set himself outside the French mainstream. With his clear, expressive sonata, Shostakovich, on the other hand – worried about his position in Soviet Russia - was probably trying his level best to fit in, much to the annoyance of Western avant-garde. Steven Isserlis, who was recently our guest in Bruges for his own Domain, draws on all of his musicality for this extraordinary portrait of his instrument. Discover how the cello could radically change its identity in just half century.

programme

George Onslow (1784-1853)
Cello Sonata, opus 16 no. 2

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Cello Sonata, opus 65

Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Ballade, opus 15

Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Cello Sonata, opus 40

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George Onslow (1784-1853)
Cello Sonata, opus 16 no. 2

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Cello Sonata, opus 65

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performers

Steven Isserlis: cello
Connie Shih: piano

Fri 31 Mar 2017 20.00
Concert hall
introduction by Elise Simoens 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.20

Standard €22.00

Reduction -26 €11.00

Reduction 65+ €18.70

Under 26? Enjoy 50% discount!

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