Join Velvet Einstein on Sunday, February 11th @ 12:30pm to hear his conversation with cellist, David Finckel, and pianist, Wu Han ahead of their performance later that same afternoon in Berkeley at Hertz Hall for Cal Performances.
Together, they will discuss the duo’s work as educators // champions of chamber music and how they have “rediscovered and reinvented” Beethoven’s cello sonatas.
Across decades and continents, the chamber music power couple of cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han has been plumbing the depths of Beethoven’s five spectacular cello sonatas, rediscovering and reinventing them through each probing and committed performance.
The works elevate musical interaction and communication to its highest level, and in some ways, the deeply collaborative repertoire mirrors the duo’s lives as dedicated artistic partners and co-artistic directors of Music@Menlo and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, where vision, dedication, and creative chemistry have made them beloved by audiences on both coasts.
“Finckel and Han played with just the right combination of abandon and care, paying as much attention to the dramatic pauses as to the tumultuous cascades and swirling arpeggios” (San Francisco Classical Voice).