Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Emanuel Ax, piano
Johannes Brahms – “II. Adagio” from Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108
Ludwig van Beethoven – Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69
Felix Mendelssohn – Lied ohne Worte (“Song Without Words”), Op. 109
Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax, both consummate solo artists, together form one of the closest musical friendships and chamber music partnerships of all time.
In the spirit of that friendship, this presentation features a casual and intimate framework in which the two share banter and anecdotes that go beyond the music. This concert features Beethoven’s A major cello sonata, a substantial, lyrical work that insists on equality between the cello and piano roles. Mr. Ax and Mr. Ma have continued to explore the richness of this piece since first recording it together more than thirty years ago. Also on the program are works by two of Beethoven’s greatest successors, Brahms and Mendelssohn.
SPECIAL POST-CONCERT EVENT!
There will be special post-concert Q&A with Yo-Yo Ma on August 1 only, available exclusively to patrons purchasing this individual event (or the Great Performers Series). A private link will be emailed to these ticket buyers shortly before the concert begins. Please be sure to purchase your ticket to the concert by 7:30pm Eastern / 4:30pm Pacific in order to receive your private link to the Q&A event.
Available August 1, 2020 at 8pm Eastern / 5pm Pacific, through August 8.
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Tickets: $12 per video. Donate $100 or more and receive a pass for the entire season!
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