Karel Bredenhorst & Simon Callaghan 20th September 2021 St. Mary’s Church Map
This is the first of a three concert survey of Beethoven’s five sonatas for cello and piano. Karel Bredenhorst and Simon Callaghan are presenting these works in mixed recitals, giving a fine sense of the enduring legacy of this extraordinary repertoire.
The sonata in G is one of the Op 5 pair that was dedicated to the King of Prussia, Friedrich Wilhelm II, a keen music-
The recital begins with a Bach sonata for viola da gamba, suggesting something of the historical context of the Beethoven composed 60 years later. Then with the Rachmaninov sonata, written 100 years after the Beethoven, we can hear how that earlier essay initiated the argument that resulted in this ultimate flowering of passionate Romanticism.
‘Crazy talented, that is how Bredenhorst described his companion Callaghan. We would like to add that this comment applies to both musicians.’
Frederike Bernsten -
Simon Callaghan (piano)
J S Bach – Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord No.2 in D BWV 1028
Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonata in G minor Op 5 No.2
Frederic Chopin – Polonaise in C Op 3 (arr. Feuermann)
Sergei Rachmaninov – Sonata in G minor Op 19
BEETHOVEN CELLO 1
Karel Bredenhorst (cello)