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    Alexander Kniazev  cello 
    Andreï Korobeinikov  piano 

    The cello in all its guises in five instalments: part three with Alexander Kniazev, a star of the Russian school.

    Alexander Kniazev
    Alexander Kniazev © Andrei Mustafayev
    Andrei Korobeinikov
    Andrei Korobeinikov © Irène Zandel

    Chostakovitch Sonata for cello and piano Op. 40
    Bach Suite No. 3 BWV 1009
    Beethoven Sonata No. 9 Op. 47 « Kreutzer » (transcription for cello and piano)

    Approximate running time
    1st part: 55mn - Intermission: 20mn - 2nd part: 1h

    A weekend of total immersion in the rich, warm sound of the cello in all its guises from Bach to the present day.

    The third concert showcases Alexander Kniazev, spiritual heir to Rostropovitch, and one of the finest contemporary Russian cellists. He will open his programme with Suite No. 5 by Bach, the only work for solo cello in this cycle of concerts devoted to the instrument. This will be followed by Shostakovich with fellow Russian Andrei Korobeinikov and a transcription of the iconic Kreutzer Sonata opus 47 by Beethoven.

    Production Internationales Albert Sarfati
    France Musique broadcasts this concert

    Alexander Kniazev – Andreï Korobeinikov, interview croisée

    Rencontre avec Alexander Kniazev et son partenaire, bien connu des spectateurs du TCE où il se produit chaque saison en soliste, le pianiste Andreï Korobeinikov.