Clive Greensmith & Wei-Yi Yang perform Mendelssohn duets Apr. 19

Featuring the historical Erard piano in the Collection of Musical Instruments

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments presents cellist Clive Greensmith and pianist Wei-Yi Yang in a concert featuring music of Mendelssohn on Thursday, April 19, 2012. The program will take place at 8 pm at the Collection of Musical Instruments (15 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven).

Greensmith and Yang will perform duets by Felix Mendelssohn for cello and piano: the two Cello Sonatas – No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 45, and No. 2 in D major, Op. 58 – as well as the Variations concertantes, Op. 17, and the Song Without Words in D major, Op. 109.

Yang, whose performances have been described by critics as “sensational” (New York Times) and “a joy to behold” (Classics Today), will play the Collection’s Erard grand piano, made in France in 1884. Greensmith, the cellist of the renowned Tokyo String Quartet, also enjoys international acclaim as a soloist.

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, one of the foremost institutions of its kind, preserves and exhibits musical instruments from antiquity to the present. Many instruments are maintained in playing condition and are featured in performances and demonstrations in the fine acoustic of the upstairs gallery, the venue for this performance. MORE

Published April 4, 2012
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