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Wednesday evenings offer eclectic programs spanning the range of the chamber music repertoire and featuring artists from across the Festival. After opening with Beethoven’s middle-period cello sonata, the program departs for Eastern Europe: first, to Brno, where a mature Janáček composed his only violin sonata at the outbreak of World War One; then, onward to Moscow, where Arensky commemorated the life of Tchaikovsky with this string quartet – remarkable for the deep sonorities brought about by its unusual instrumentation for two cellos.
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69
Steven Doane, cello • Julian Martin, piano
Ayano Ninomiya, violin • Pei-Shan Lee, piano
String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 35
Robin Scott, violin • Phillip Ying, viola • Ahrim Kim, Keiko Ying, cello
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