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Edinburgh International Festival presents

EIF: Antonio Meneses: Cello; Maria João Pires: Piano

14 August 2012 at 11:00am

Schubert: Sonata in A minor ‘Arpeggione’
Brahms: Three Intermezzi Op 117
Mendelssohn: Song without Words in D Op 109
Brahms: Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor

Portuguese-born pianist Maria João Pires has the ability to transfix audiences with her performances, combining spellbinding poetry and utter sincerity. She is joined by Brazilian cellist Antonio Meneses, formerly cellist of the renowned Beaux Arts Trio, who is admired for his luminous, refined playing. Together, their elegant interpretations let the beauty of the music they play shine through.

Their programme is one of understated passion, from the lyricism and aching melancholy of Schubert’s ‘Arpeggione’ Sonata to the joyful Song without Words by Mendelssohn. Pires performs three solo-piano intermezzi by Brahms, deeply personal works of tranquillity and peacefulness, and the two players come together for the same composer’s songful First Cello Sonata, full of rapturous expression.

‘There was totally equal converse, as though only a single musical mind were at work’ (The Times)

www.eif.co.uk/pires-meneses

Supported by Donald and Louise MacDonald

Photo © Felix Broede


Duration: 1 hours 45 minutes approximately

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EIF: Antonio Meneses: Cello; Maria João Pires: Piano
Event EIF: Antonio Meneses: Cello; Maria João Pires: Piano
Date 14 August 2012 at 11:00am
Tickets £8-£29
Notes For telephone sales please contact EIF on 0131 473 2000 or online sales here.