Beethoven: Cello Sonatas – Leonard Elschenbroich, Alexei Grynyuk

May 13, 2019, 9:00 am

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Leonard Elschenboich is joined by pianist Alexi Grynyuk for a program of Beethoven’s five cello sonatas, which span his three creative periods. The audacious Op. 5 sonatas date from his early years in Vienna as a piano virtuoso and aspiring composer. The great Op. 69 sonata is from the same period that saw the composition of Symphonies Nos. 4-8. The two Op. 102 sonatas are from the cusp of the ‘late’ period. The cello and piano are truly equal partners in all these works, and Beethoven exploited the full range of the cello – placing great demands on the player.