title graphic for The First & Last Cello Sonatas

October 24 | 4pm

drawing of Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven

In recent years, Context has presented all of Beethoven’s Piano Trios, all of his Sonatas for Violin and Piano, and three of his Cello Sonatas; this program completes our survey, with the 1st and 5th Sonatas for Cello and Piano. Composed twenty years apart, both works are a joyride of high spirits and daring instrumental brilliance. With charming pieces for piano ‘four-hands’: two pianists snuggled together at Context’s peerless Rosenberger piano from Beethoven’s time.

photo of Jean-Michel Fonteneau
Jean-Michel Fonteneau
photo of Chelsea de Souza
Chelsea de Souza
1810 Rosenberger piano
photo of Brian Connelly
Brian Connelly
1810 Rosenberger
photo of Rosenberger piano
1810 Rosenberger