||The Complete Beethoven Sonatas and Variations for Cello and Piano, at 4:00 PM & 7:30 PM
In celebration of the Centennial of the Butler School of Music, professors Bion Tsang and Anton Nel reprise their first collaboration together on UT campus: a performance, in back-to-back recitals, of the five sonatas and three sets of variations for cello and piano by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Of their performance of the cycle at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, Strings magazine wrote: "The artists are on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin, and judging from their impeccable, empathetic ensemble, unanimous phrasing and expressiveness, they must play together a great deal. Their technical mastery is formidable, but used entirely in the service of the music. Tsang's tone is warm, pure, and beautiful. He can change its color and intensity with bow and vibrato, and Nel matches him sensitively with an infinite variety of touch and nuance. Their approach is serious and thoughtful but spontaneous, their rhythm flexible but steady, their liberties are poised and balanced. Letting the music speak for itself, they captured its moods and character perfectly, from the lightness, whimsical humor, and dramatic ardor of Beethoven's youthful works to the compositional complexity and sublime serenity of his mature ones."
Purchase Tickets here! Available until Friday, March 21 at 9AM