Brazilian cellist Antonio Meneses joins pianist Cristian Budu to perform music by Brahms, JS Bach and Jose Guerra Vicente.
Brazilian cellist Antonio Meneses is joined by pianist Cristian Budu in the second of four lunchtime recitals from Radio 3’s Cello Festival in partnership with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Today’s concert opens with an arrangement of JS Bach’s virtuosic second sonata for viola de gamba and harpsichord, followed by Brazilian composer Jose Guerra Vicente’s colourful and passion-infused depictions of Rio de Janeiro. Brahms’ first sonata for cello and piano closes the recital, threaded throughout with quotations from Bach’s Art of Fugue.
JS Bach: Sonata No.2 for viola da gamba and continuo in D major, BWV 1028
Jose Guerra Vicente: Cenas Cariocas (1961)
Brahms: Sonata for cello and piano No.1 in E minor op. 38
Antonio Meneses - cello
Cristian Budu - piano
Presenter: Tom Redmond
Producer: Laura Metcalfe