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09 - Oct
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Where:The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20009

In addition to his long and successful international solo career, Ralph Kirshbaum is also a highly-regarded teacher. He has played with orchestras all over the world, and his recordings include acclaimed discs of concertos, sonatas, and chamber music. For many years he taught at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, before taking up the Gregor Piatigorsky Chair in Violoncello at the University of Southern California. Shai Wosner studied piano with Emanuel Ax, and his performances as a soloist and as a chamber musician are particularly renowned. These two outstanding artists present a program of Beethoven's music for cello and piano, spanning the composer's creative life. 


12 Variations on 'See the conqu'ring hero comes' from Handel's Judas Maccabaeus in G Major, WoO. 45 (1796)

Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5 No. 2 (1796)
     Adagio sostenuto ed espressivo
     Allegro molto più tosto presto
     Rondo. Allegro


12 Variations on 'Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen' in F Major, Op.66 (1796)

Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69 (1808)
     Allegro, ma non tanto
     Scherzo. Allegro molto
     Adagio cantabile - Allegro vivace

The distinguished career of Texas-born cellist Ralph Kirshbaum encompasses the worlds of solo performance, chamber music, recording and pedagogy and places him in the highest echelon of today's cellists. He enjoys the affection and respect not only of audiences worldwide, but also of his many eminent colleagues and students.

Ralph Kirshbaum has appeared with many of the world's great orchestras, including the Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, BBC and London Symphonies, Cleveland Orc

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