Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano in F major, Op. 17
Romberg Sonata for Cello and Piano in E minor, Op. 38 No. 1
Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 3 in A major, Op. 69
Hummel Les charmes de Londres for Solo Piano, Op. 119
Wölfl Grand Duo for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 31
Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 4 in C major, Op. 102 No. 1
Mats Lidström cello
Sholto Kynoch piano
Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra Solo Cello Mats Lidström is joined by Sholto Kynoch to resume their series of Beethoven’s cello sonatas, beginning with a genuine rarity: the composer’s own cello arrangement of his perky Horn Sonata in F major.
As well as works by the composer’s contemporaries Wölfl and Romberg, you’ll hear two more of Beethoven’s five cello sonatas. No. 3 is a work born amid tears and sorrow, its poignancy lined with sweetness. By the time of the fourth, the sonatas were embracing ever more variety and breadth – this example alternating tenderness and force, explosive energy and wistful contemplation.
Duration: 140 minutes