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Christoph Richter, cello and Dénes Várjon, piano

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 8:00 PM

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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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

Christoph Richter, cello

Christoph Richter is one of the most sought after musicians in Europe, regularly performing with artists such as András Schiff, Isabelle Faust, Alexander Lonquich, Heinz Holliger and many others.  After his studies with André Navarra and Pierre Fournier he won prizes at international competitions, and now plays as soloist with many leading orchestras.  He is frequently.

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Dénes Várjon, piano

His sensational technique, deep musicality, wide range of interest have made Dénes Várjon one of the most exciting and highly regarded participants of international musical life. He is a universal musician: excellent soloist, first-class chamber musician, artistic leader of festivals, highly sought–after piano pedagogue. Widely considered as one of the greatest chamber musicians, he works.

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American Philosophical Society

Address: Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

  Benjamin Franklin Hall is a 375 seat auditorium offering plaza level and balcony seating.  All concerts at this venue are general admission seating.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. There are many historic elements to the building.  Designed in the Italianate style, it features a visually striking white marble façade and an impressive collection of…more info