Messages of closure transformed into sound
Whoever thinks of the duo cello and piano simply has to start with beethoven. Beethoven was, after all, the composer who gave this instrumentation lasting validity. His sonatas were the decisive contribution to establishing the cello as a solo instrument in chamber music.
The "duo biloba" began with beethoven his guest performance in the "elsa47" series. Beethoven's D major sonata op. 102/2, the last of his five sonatas in this instrumentation, is a real challenge for the interpreters – at times sparse in gesture, very dense in the sequence of contrasts, and yet always very intense in expression. The cellist christiane pape and the pianist anne-kathrein jordan succeeded in a stylistically confident, sensitive and emphatic interpretation. Already here, pape and jordan proved to be an ideally harmonizing, responsive duo.