Johannes Brahms is a firm favourite of all three. They have recorded the complete Brahms trios together, and the three piano quartets with the viola player, Gérard Caussé. Here cellist and pianist play Brahms’s two cello sonatas - No.1 in E minor and No.2 in F major - works written twenty years apart that exemplify the composer’s lyricism and romanticism. Although both works centre on the cellist, the pianist is more of a partner than an accompanist, creating a striking musical dialogue.
Each half of the programme begins with a composer that had a major influence on Brahms. First Beethoven, whom Brahms revered above all others. The Variations in E flat major - based on a theme from Mozart’s Magic Flute - are Beethoven at his most playful and inventive. The second half opens with Schumann’s lyrical and lively Drei Fantasiestücke, originally written for clarinet and piano.
|What||Capuçon/Angelich - Brahms Cello Sonatas, Barbican|
|Where||Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Barbican (underground)|
On 22 Apr 15, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Barbican website|