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CLARE O'CONNELL (cello) & VIV McLEAN (piano) - Beethoven recital

GBP 20.00



Apr 28 2022 20:30 - 22:00


Clare O'Connell - cello

Viv McLean - piano


Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata for piano and cello in F major Op 5/ 1 (1796)

Sonata for piano and cello in G minor Op.5 / 2 (1796)

Sonata for piano and cello in A Op. 69 (1807)

Join two internationally-renowned musicians in the convivial and relaxed surroundings of Cafe Yukari in Kew, performing a selection of sonatas for piano and cello by Beethoven.

Beethoven wrote his five sonatas for piano and cello at different points in his life and as such they offer a unique window onto his creative and compositional development.

The Opus 5 Sonatas are a young man’s works: fresh, vibrant, colourful, energetic, humorous. They are clever and witty – take the false cadences in fast movement of the G minor sonata – but nor do they lack depth, or emotion. They also remind us that Beethoven was a fine pianist, and the Opus 5 sonatas were composed at a time when Beethoven was carving a career for himself as a virtuoso. 

The A major sonata, Opus 69, is from the middle, most productive, period of Beethoven’s life and it marks a turning point, particularly in the variety and organisation of its thematic material, and its improvisatory nature. It was composed during the same year as the Violin Concerto and the Opus 70 piano trios, and the completion and publication of the Fifth and Sixth Symphonies.

Concert-goers can enjoy authentic Japanese food at the venue which has a beautiful Fazioli grand piano.

“What a charming experience …to listen to  first-class music and eat delicious food while outside, beyond the fairy lights, commuters pour out of Kew Gardens Station” - audience comment at recent 7 Star Arts concert hosted by Cafe Yukari

Tickets £20

Book online or in person via the venue 020 8487 1338

Clare O'Connell
Clare O'Connell
Viv McLean (credit Seb Edwards)


Experience something different with 7 Star Arts...... Classical, jazz, mixed-genre productions - from the intimate life stories of the great composers told in music and words to dazzling cutting-edge musicians of the younger generation


Cafe Yukari Cafe Yukari, 110 North Rd, TW9 4HJ Richmond


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