Beethoven pur I – Beethoven 250
Sol Gabetta & Alexander Melnikov
Sol Gabetta, Cello
Alexander Melnikov, Fortepiano
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Cello Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 5 No. 2 25'
12 Variations for Cello and Piano on «Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen» from Mozart's opera «The Magic Flute» in F Major, Op. 66 10'
7 Variations for Cello and Piano on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen” from Mozart's opera «The Magic Flute» in E-flat Major, WoO 46 10'
Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1 15'
(I/II) Pure Beethoven! And on period keyboards, if you please... The great complete works for cello and piano by the German composer, presented over two evenings by Sol Gabetta and Alexander Melnikov, will be one of the highlights of this 2020 edition of the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy. Scores from the great Viennese Classical period, testimony to the dazzling evolution of Beethoven's writing during these decisive years, still turned towards Haydn and Mozart for the two sonatas of Opus 5, and already fully into Romanticism for those of Opus 105. To be concluded on Sunday 26 July in Saanen.