St. George’s, Bristol (19th March, 7:30pm)

Joy Lisney violoncello
James Lisney piano

Beethoven  Variations on Mozart’s ‘Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen’ WoO46
George Crumb  Sonata for Solo Cello
Schubert  Sonata in A minor, D 821 ‘Arpeggione’
Beethoven  Variations on Mozart’s ‘Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen’ WoO45
Ligeti  Sonata for Solo Cello
Brahms ‘Regenlied’ Sonata, Op 78*

Following an extraordinary journey through the Beethoven cello sonatas at St George’s two years ago, word soon spread that this was a very special musical partnership –  and now cellist Joy Lisney is back, en route to the Leipzig Gewandhaus, with a new programme created and performed with her father, pianist James Lisney.  This is the perfect chance to hear some of the best known and loved pieces for cello and piano in one sitting: from the operatic variations that link those two masters of invention, Beethoven and Mozart, and the deep romantic sighs of Chopin’s Cello Sonata, to the avant-garde musings of American composer George Crumb and the joyful, dancelike sequences of Schubert’s ‘Arpeggione’ Sonata.

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