A special presentation by Adelaide International Cello Festival
Sunday, 2 June 2013 at 3.00pm
Elder Hall, North Terrace, Adelaide
Approximately 2 hours including an interval
Sonata for cello and piano, Op. 119
Sonata for cello and piano Op. 143
Sonata for cello and piano
Suite Italienne for cello and piano
All tickets are General Admission.
Online and telephone ticket purchases closed. Tickets available at the door from 2PM.
Pieter Wispelwey says of the program: "Two times French, two times Russian. All four pieces powerfully seductive. The early piece by Debussy his revolutionary Sonata, the latest the epic Prokofiev + some heavily naughty, sensuous, entertaining and spicy stuff by Stravinsky and Poulenc with lots of hints and evocation of pre-war Paris salon and theatre life."
Debussy's cello Sonata is one of the one of the most lyrical, colourful and ear-pleasing works of the cello repertoire. In this concert, Pieter Wispelwey includes three other significant works that demonstrate the versatility of the cello and piano in the 20th Century.
Prokofiev's Sonata for cello and piano shows the expansive, almost epic spirit, showing off all the cello's impressive melodic and expressive versatility. Poulenc in 1948, the aftermath of the Second World War attempts to rebuild the classical music traditions of the past. And finally, Stravinsky's Suite Italienne extracts several chamber music sets from his music for the ballet Pulcinella, a hit for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1920.
'Wispelwey’s playing is at once supremely lyrical and furiously intense'
'Wispelwey is one of the deepest of contemporary cellists'
American Record Guide
'Deeply communicative and highly individual performances.'
New York Times
'An outstanding cellist and a really wonderful musician'