Saturday Concerts

Russian cello sonatas

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“When I started learning the cello, I fell in love with the instrument because it seemed like a voice – my voice”. These words by Mstislav Rostropovich explain why the cello sonata became so important during the nineteenth century, given the warmth and humanity of its timbre. This series of three concerts presents a chronological journey through the most noteworthy works written by Russian composers: from the period of Borodin and the nationalism of The Five to the post-Romanticism of Rachmaninoff, the Soviet era with Shostakovich and Prokofiev to end with the generation that saw the collapse of the USSR, including Weinberg and Schnittke.

Concerts in this series