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The cello dances

Live from Wigmore Hall, London, cellist Jean-Guihen-Queyras and pianist Alexandre Tharaud play sonatas by Bach and Debussy, and suites by Marais and Poulenc.

From Wigmore Hall in London. Two French artists - cellist Jean-Guihen-Queyras and pianist Alexandre Tharaud - play a (mostly) French programme with a neo-classical tinge. Bach's jewel-like Sonata in D and a Suite by Marin Marais were both originally written for viola da gamba and harpsichord, while Poulenc's Suite française draws on 16th-century dance forms, and Debussy's exquisite sonata summons the spirit of the commedia dell'arte.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Bach: Sonata in D, BWV1028
Marais: Suite in D minor
Poulenc: Suite française
Debussy: Cello Sonata

Jean-Guihen-Queyras (cello)
Alexandre Tharaud (piano)

13 days left to listen

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata No.2 in D major, BWV 1028

    Performer: Jean‐Guihen Queyras. Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
  • Marin Marais

    Suite in D minor (excerpts)

    Performer: Jean‐Guihen Queyras. Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Suite francaise

    Performer: Jean‐Guihen Queyras. Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
  • Claude Debussy

    Cello Sonata in D minor

    Performer: Jean‐Guihen Queyras. Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
  • Rodion Shchedrin

    Imitating Albeniz

    Performer: Jean‐Guihen Queyras. Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.

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