Episode #609

David Finckel and Wu Han

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Wall Street Journal calls them "America's power couple of chamber music," but their fans just call them "wonderful." Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han make a warmly anticipated return visit to Saint Paul Sunday this week for a program that fully engages the duo's enthralling way of revealing the music from the inside out. 

Along with Brahms's first cello sonata and one of his beloved intermezzi for solo piano, we also hear heartfelt music of Edvard Grieg. The program opens with "Portrait," a deft and lyrical work composed by David's own father, Edwin Finckel.

Program Details

Edwin Finckel: Portrait

Edvard Grieg: Sonata for Piano and Cello in a minor, op. 36

—II. Andante molto tranquillo

Johannes Brahms: Six Pieces for Solo Piano, op. 118

—II. Intermezzo in A Major

Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Cello and Piano no. 1 in e minor, op. 38

—I. Allegro non troppo
—II. Allegretto quasi menuetto-Trio
—III. Allegro


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