Beethoven Perspectives: the works for cello and piano, plus three World Premieres
Francesco Dillon (cello) and Emanuele Torquati (piano)
"The two performers succeed masterfully" —Il Corriere Musicale
"Dillon and Torquati gave a warm and fluent performance... [a] perfect balance of delicacy and momentum." —Il Giornale della Musica
Anticipating the 250th anniversary of his birth, the Italian Academy presents Beethoven's complete works for cello and piano performed by two of Italy's finest musicians, cellist Francesco Dillon and pianist Emanuele Torquati, who perform and record often as a duo.
Each recital will also feature the premiere of a work for cello and piano by a living composer whose work is inspired and informed by Beethoven's.
The musicians will also provide an original essay and will speak about the music from the stage.
All events begin at 7 PM.
Thursday, October 10
Sonata 1, Op. 5 no. 1
Seven variations on the duet "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen" from Mozart's Die Zauberflote
Helena Winkelman (Switzerland) — Vis-à-vis Goya (2019, world premiere)
Sonata 4, Op. 102 no. 1
Friday, October 11
Sonata 2, Op. 5 no. 2
Twelve variations on "Ein Madchen oder Weibchen" from Mozart's Die Zauberflote
Daniela Terranova (Italy) — Variazioni sul bianco (2019, world premiere)
Sonata 5, Op. 102 no. 2
Saturday, October 12
Twelve variations on "See here the conqu'ring hero comes" from Handel's Judas Maccabeus
Arturo Fuentes (Mexico) — Questo Mare (2019, world premiere)
Sonata 3, Op. 69
FRANCESCO DILLON, cello
EMANUELE TORQUATI, piano
The recitals are free and open to the public. First-come, first-seated.
For further information and press queries call Rick Whitaker at 212 854 1623.