Over two evenings at The Black Diamond, Andreas Brantelid and Christian Ihle Hadland will be performing all of Beethoven's cello sonatas.
Andreas Brantelid has long since assumed a leading place among Danish cellists since, at the age of 14, he made his debut in 2001 in Elgar's cello concert and in 2008, as Rising Star, was sent on a tour of the major European concert halls by the European Concert Hall Organization. Today, Brantelid performs all over the world with such orchestras as the London Philharmonic and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and with solo concerts in Carnegie Hall (New York) and the Wigmore Hall (London).
Christian Ihle Hadland is one of Norway's big pianist names, and apart from solo assignments with most of the Nordic symphony orchestras he has a passionate relationship to chamber music – both as a musician and as an artistic director, the latter role he has had since 2009 for the Stavanger International Chamber Music Festival, together with the clarinetist Martin Fröst.
This is the first time the duo are tackling all of Beethoven's sonatas for cello and piano. You can obtain a concession if you buy tickets for both evenings.
Programme 21 March:
Beethoven: 12 variations on the theme 'Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen' from Mozart's opera The Magic Flute
Beethoven: Cello sonata no. 1 in F major, opus.5 no. 1
Beethoven: Cello sonata no. 2 in G minor, op.5 no. 2
Programme 22 March:
Beethoven: Cello sonata no. 3 in A major, opus 69
Beethoven: Cello sonata no. 4 in C major, opus 102 no. 1
Beethoven: Cello sonata no. 5 in D major, opus 102
Andreas Brantelid, cello
Christian Ihle Hadland, piano