Christoph Richter, cello
Dénes Várjon, piano

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 8:00 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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About This Performance

Composer György Kurtág describes Christoph Richter as “one of the best musicians and chamber musicians of all the outstanding cellists I’ve known.” One of the most sought-after musicians in Europe, he performs regularly with artists such as Sir András Schiff, Isabelle Faust, and Dénes Várjon, the last of whom will add “major pianistic personality” (Philadelphia Inquirer) to Richter’s Philadelphia recital debut. The inspiration for this program is the connection between Brahms and Webern through the words of Schoenberg, who talked about “Brahms the progressive.” Don’t miss this opportunity to hear both composers’ complete works for cello and piano in one concert.

Brahms: Cello Sonata in E Minor, Op. 38
Webern: Two Early Pieces
Webern: Cello Sonata
Webern: Three Little Pieces, Op. 11
Brahms: Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 99