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Kaufman Music Center & Concert Artists Guild Co-Present

Music Speaks: Gabriel Martins, cello & Wynona Wang, piano

Thursday | January 26 2023 | 7:30 pm

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A Musical Journey: The Life and Soul of the Cello
Throughout history composers have turned to the violoncello to express their most soulful, heartfelt melodies. What is it that makes this instrument so poignant? Gabriel Martins artfully explores a rich tradition of music by weaving his own original poetry through an evening of musical masterpieces from past to present. The program takes the audience on a journey through time with the instrument that is closest to the human voice.

Program

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH – Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
    I. Prelude
    II. Allemande
    III. Courante
    IV. Sarabande
    V. Minuet I & II
    VI. Gigue

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN – from Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69
    I. Allegro ma non tanto 

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN (1810-1849) - from Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65
    III. Largo

JOHANNES BRAHMS – from Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99
    I. Allegro vivace 

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS – “The Swan” from The Carnival of the Animals

ANTON WEBERN - Drei Kleine Stücke, Op. 11
    I. Mäßige Achtel
    II. Sehr Bewegt
    III. Äusserst Ruhig

CLAUDE DEBUSSY – Cello Sonata
    I. Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto
    II. Sérénade: Modérément animé
    III. Final: Animé, léger et nerveux

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH – from Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40
    II. Allegro

KAIJA SAARIAHO – “Papillon II” from Sept Papillons

Trad./Casals - The Song of the Birds

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