Israeli cellist Amit Peled, one of the most sought-after pedagogues on his instrument, works with Mariona Camats on the first and second movements of Beethoven's Cello Sonata No.4 in a masterclass at the Villa Sandra Lesa.
Composed toward the end of Beethoven's life, when the ailing composer was suffering from total deafness and diminished productivity, the Cello Sonata No. 4 (along with the Sonata No. 5, which shares its opus number) marked the beginning of Beethoven's third period, when he composed some of his most complex, challenging, and even subversive works. The short, enigmatic sonata is one of the pillars of the cello repertoire.
A portrait of the hungarian cellist and teacher János Starker
Edinburgh Festival 1964