David Finckel, cello & Wu Han, piano
BEETHOVEN Variations on "See the conqu'ring hero comes" from Handel's Judas Maccabaeus BRUCE ADOLPHE Couple LERA AUERBACH Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 69 MENDELSSOHN Song Without Words GRIEG Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 36 Beloved by chamber music audiences on both coasts as co-artistic directors of New York's The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and California's Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute, pianist Wu Han and cellist David Finckel return with a characteristically insightful program of familiar and lesser-known works that showcase their extraordinary talents. Beethoven's variations on an aria from a Handel oratorio, and Mendelssohn's Song Without Words are matched with Grieg's evocative A-minor Sonata and two works written specifically for the duo by American composer Bruce Adolphe and Russian composer Lera Auerbach.