Peter Stumpf, cello
Cynthia Raim, piano

Friday, January 27, 2023 - 7:30 pm
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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About This Performance

Cellist Peter Stumpf, of the Johannes Quartet and former principal of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, takes us on a uniquely expressive musical journey with another longtime Society favorite, pianist Cynthia Raim. Their all-French program ranges from the raw emotion of Debussy’s Cello Sonata to a pair of charming works by Fauré before concluding with Poulenc’s Cello Sonata, a lush, Romantic work described as “Mozart meets Stravinsky—in a Paris cabaret.”

Debussy: Cello Sonata in D Minor
Saint-Saëns: Cello Sonata in C Minor, Op. 32
Fauré: Sicilienne, Op. 78
Fauré: Romance, Op. 69
Poulenc: Cello Sonata

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The Artist(s)

Peter Stumpf, cello
Peter Stumpf is professor of cello at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Prior to his appointment, he was principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Stumpf's tenure in Los Angeles followed 12 years as associate principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. His professional orchestral career began at the age of 16 when he joined the cello section of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.… Read More
Cynthia Raim, piano
Cynthia Raim came to international attention when she was unanimously chosen as the First Prize Winner of the 1979 Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Switzerland, after winning First Prizes in the 1977 Three Rivers National Piano Competition in Pittsburgh and the J. S. Bach International Piano Competition in Washington DC. She has been acclaimed for her concerto,… Read More
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