Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2015-2016

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2016 at 2 PM

Photo: Alban Gerhardt

Photo: Anee-Marie McDermott

Coolidge Auditorium

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Two towering musicians join forces for a unique selection of great works for cello and piano. Alban Gerhardt is equally adept at performing brand new music, underexplored repertoire and the classics of the standard literature. Anne-Marie McDermott is admired for her work as both a soloist and collaborative pianist. Including a wide range of 20th-century works, the program features original sonatas by Barber and Britten alongside a sprinkling of American vignettes that display the varied richness of the cello and piano repertoire.

BARBER

Cello Sonata, op. 6

BRITTEN

Sonata in C major for cello and piano, op. 65

FOSS

Capriccio

BERNSTEIN

Three Meditations from Mass (version for cello and piano)

GERSHWIN/HEIFETZ/GERHARDT

Three Preludes (version for cello and piano)

PIAZZOLLA

Le Grand Tango

Nightcap Conversation
with the artists (following the performance)