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Verbier Festival 2022
Exceptional cellist Gautier Capuçon and prodigy Kim Bernard join forces at the Verbier Church to perform Romantic sonatas by Brahms and Grieg!
Brahms’s Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor (1862–1865) is distinctly Baroque in character, demonstrating the composer’s life-long interest in the music of J.S. Bach. The first movement echoes the Third Contrapunctus of Bach’s The Art of Fugue, while the second evokes a Baroque-style minuet, and the last is fugal in structure. However, Brahms likewise remains rooted in an innovative Romantic tradition by blending vast dynamic contrast and chromatic harmony throughout this sonata.
Sunday, October 30, 2022