Revolutionaries: The late works of Beethoven & Ginastera

March 10, 2016

This spring, Concerts at One presents Revolutionaries: The late works of Beethoven and Ginastera. This festival celebrates the centennial of Alberto Ginastera by pairing music from his third compositional period with that of fellow revolutionary Ludwig van Beethoven. Although the two composers were born centuries and continents apart, both were caught up in the political upheaval of their respective times, and both are distinguished by the revolutionary nature of their work—especially that of their third periods. The festival takes place from in the spring of 2016 during Concerts at One at Trinity Church. It features more than 40 works, highlighted by Beethoven's epic Symphony No. 9 and Missa Solemnis, and Ginastera's Cello Concerto No. 1 and Psalm 150.

This week: Described by The New York Times as a cellist who performs "with unforced simplicity and beauty of tone," Jeffrey Zeigler is joined by pianist Pedja Muzijevic in this performance including works by Ginastera, Beethoven, and Richard Wilson.

Alberto Ginastera – Sonata, for violoncello and piano, Op. 49
Ludwig van Beethoven – Twelve Variations on Handel's "See, the Conqu'ring Hero comes," WoO 45
Richard Wilson – Motivations for cello and piano
Jeffrey Zeigler, cello; Pedja Muzijevic, piano

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