Konstantinos Sfetsas- Stephanos Thomopoulos
Cellist Konstantinos Sfetsas and pianist Stephanos Thomopoulos are among the most talented and restless performers of their generation, each counting many successful concerts both as soloists and as chamber music ensemble performers. The pillars of their recital at the Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall are two grand works for cello and piano: Beethoven’s Third Sonata and Schnittke’s First Sonata. Beethoven’s work stands out as his largest and most popular sonata for cello and piano, while Schnittke’s Sonata is a brooding and heartbreaking work, where the forces of chaos and order collide with the utmost ferocity, creating a soundscape of unprecedented metaphysical depth.
L. van Beethoven: Sonata for cello and piano no. 3 in A major, opus 69
Antonín Dvořák: Rondo in G minor, opus 94
P. I. Tchaikovsky: Pezzo capriccioso in B minor, opus 62
Alfred Schnittke: Sonata for cello and piano no. 1
From the mature, introverted German romanticism of Brahms and the more extroverted music of Dvořák, which draws on the Czech folk music tradition, to the moody style of Armenian composer Babadjanian, the ever-active Trio El Greco presents a less frequently visited side of the repertoire for piano trio, revealing unexpected similarities between these quite different composers.
Organizer: Megaron Athens Concert HallThursday 12.10.2023, 20:30