From the seemingly limitless and lovely variations on a theme by George Frideric Handel, to the glorious and immediately recognizable opening melody of one of Johannes Brahms’s most celebrated sonatas, to the freedoms and liberties rendered in a fantastical form by Frank Bridge, come one and all to cheer for the cello as champion!
Frank Bridge – Phantasie Trio in C minor
Johannes Brahms – Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor,
George Frideric Handel, Arr. by Johan Halvorsen for Violin and Cello – Passacaglia, from Harpsichord Suite No. 7 in G Minor