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Beethoven for Two

Cellist David Finckel and Pianist Wu HanLisa-Marie Mazzucco

Beethoven Cello 2


June 11, 2015

It was the ultimate résumé. Beethoven's Opus 5 is a collection of two cello sonatas. They were meant to impress King Frederick II and win the favor of the two most famous cellists of the time — brothers and members of Frederick's court, Jean-Louis and Jean-Pierre Duport.

Pianist Wu Han takes the virtuoso piano part and David Finckel the singing cello line in a performance of the Beethoven Op. 5 No. 2 from a Schubert Club/Music in the Park recital from two seasons ago.