The acclaimed British cellist returns to UChicago Presents for a back-to-back performance of Beethoven’s complete cello sonatas. Isserlis, on his gut-strung Stradivarius, is joined by the renowned performer and scholar Robert Levin on the fortepiano, and together over two nights, they trace Beethoven’s life story through his works for piano and cello.
Beethoven: 12 Variations on “See the Conquering Hero Comes”
Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1, Op. 5 No. 1 in F Major (1796)
Beethoven: 12 Variations on “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” from The Magic Flute, Op. 66
Beethoven: Sonata in F Major for Piano and Horn, Op. 17 (1800)
Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69 (1808)