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Siblings Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason perform cello sonatas by Mendelssohn and Debussy plus works by Beethoven, Lutoslawski and Fauré, live from the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh.

Siblings Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason return to the Edinburgh International Festival with a recital of two great cello sonatas; Mendelssohn’s passionate second sonata written for his cellist brother Paul, and Debussy’s forward-looking sonata in D written at speed during the First World War. Beethoven variations on a Mozart theme open the recital followed by Polish composer Lutoslawki’s single-movement work, written in memory of his close friend the musicologist Jarocinski. Presented by Donald Macleod

Beethoven: Variations in F Major, Op.66
Lutoslawski: Grave for Cello and Piano
Debussy: Cello Sonata in D minor

Interval at approx. 11:35
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No 2 Op.55, performed by the Berlin Philharmonic and Herbert von Karajan

11:55
Fauré: Élégie, Op.24
Mendelssohn: Cello Sonata No.2 in D, Op. 58

Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello)
Isata Kanneh-Mason (piano)

Presenter: Donald MacLeod
Producer: Laura Metcalfe

1 hour, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Twelve Variations on 'Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen' Op.66

    Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Performer: Isata Kanneh-Mason.
  • Witold Lutosławski

    Grave for Cello and Piano

    Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Performer: Isata Kanneh-Mason.
  • Claude Debussy

    Cello Sonata in D minor

    Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Performer: Isata Kanneh-Mason.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Peer Gynt Suite No.2

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Élégie Op.24

    Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Performer: Isata Kanneh-Mason.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Cello Sonata No.2 in D major Op.58

    Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Performer: Isata Kanneh-Mason.
  • Trad Spiritual

    Deep River

  • Richard Wagner

    Tannhäuser, WWV70: Als du in kühnem Sange uns bestrittest

    Singer: Michael Volle. Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Georg Fritzsch.
    • Richard Wagner: Michael Volle.
    • ORFEO.
    • 3.
  • Richard Wagner

    Tannhäuser, WWV 70: Blick ich umher in diesem edlen Kreise

    Singer: Michael Volle. Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Georg Fritzsch.
    • Richard Wagner: Michael Volle.
    • ORFEO.
    • 4.
  • Richard Wagner

    Die Walküre, WWV 86B: Leb wohl, du kühnes, herrliches Kind!

    Singer: Michael Volle. Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Georg Fritzsch.
    • Richard Wagner: Michael Volle.
    • ORFEO.
    • 10.

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