Nicolas Altstaedt and Gloria Chien

$10 BGH Classics

Nicolas Altstaedt, Cello
Gloria Chien, Piano

Bennett Gordon Hall
Thursday, September 04, 2014
5:00 PM
Gates Open
6:00 PM
Concert Start

Tickets: $10
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Program

Debussy:   Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano in D Minor
Rachmaninoff:   Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19
Fazil Say   Dört ┼×ehir (Four Cities), Op. 41
Franghiz Ali-Zadeh:   Gabil-Sajahy
Piazzolla:   Le grand tango

About The Artist

“Armed with a technique that seems to know no limitations” (The Australian), cellist Nicolas Altstaedt puts his broad artistic sensibilities on display with works reflecting several different cultures. Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano employs his quintessential French chromaticism in both gentle and animated melodies—a style carried on by Nadia Boulanger, who urged Piazzolla to infuse his music with his native Argentine tango. Soviet Russian heroic motifs pervade Rachmaninoff’s sonata, while Franghiz Ali-Zadeh employs more contemporary themes with elements of Middle Eastern music in her Gabil-Sajahy.