Nicolas Alstaedt cello
Fazil Say piano
A cello king meets a pianist with a totally free spirit.
Fazil Say et Nicolas Alstaedt © Marco Borggreve
Debussy Sonata for cello and piano
Say Dört Şehir (Four Cities) op. 41
Janáček Pohádka (The Tale), for cello and piano op. posth. JW VII:5
Chostakovitch Sonata for cello and piano op. 40
A high-level encounter between a prince of the cello, who has taken on the mantle of Gidon Kremer as the director of the famous Lockenhaus Festival, and the freest and most inventive of pianists. Franco-German Nicolas Alstaedt, who is particularly renowned as the performer of choice for Bach cello Suites and contemporary repertoire, forms an unusual duo with Fazil Say, an outstanding virtuoso and composer, one of whose own works will be performed. On the programme, there is also the noble and fanciful Debussy Sonata, a particularly enchanting work by Janáček, a sort of chamber music companion piece to Stravinsky’s Firebird, and Shostakovich’s captivating Sonata, a kaleidoscope of feelings and ambiances ranging from ethereal lyricism to the heights of sardonic energy.
Children under 9: a complimentary ticket can be collected at the control desk on the morning of the concert
Coréalisation Jeanine Roze Production / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées