Listen: Cellist Nicolas Altstaedt and Pianist Alexander Lonquich
Monday, August 15, 2016
Listen to the New York recital debut of French-German cellist Nicolas Altstaedt. "It's about time," said Anthony Tommasini in his review for The New York Times. Altstaedt was joined by the German pianist Alexander Lonquich and the program is hosted by WQXR's Elliott Forrest.
Centered around music written in the early 20th century, this concert featured three works from 1914 and 1915: Debussy's Sonata for Cello and Piano, Nadia Boulanger's Three Pieces for Cello and Piano and Webern's Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major. A pair of earlier pieces by Beethoven and a Britten sonata written in 1961 provide historical context for the program.
The works by Debussy, Boulanger and Beethoven are included in the full program, in the audio file above.
Bonus tracks, featuring Britten's Sonata and Piano in C-Major and Webern's Three Little Pieces for Cello and Piano, are below.
Concerts from the Frick Collection airs on Mondays at 10 pm on WQXR.
Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano, L. l35
Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto
Sérénade: Modérément animé
Finale: Animé, léger et nerveux
Nadia Boulanger: Three Pieces for Cello and Piano
Sans vitesse et a l’aise
Vite et nerveusement rythme
Beethoven: Seven Variations on “Bei Männern welche, Liebe fühlen” from Die Zauberflöte
Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Major, No. 5, Op. 102/2
Allegro con brio
Adagio con molto sentiment d’affetto
Britten: Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, Op. 65
Webern: Three Little Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 11