Jean-Guihen Queyras. Alexandre Tharaud
Brahms: from the viola da gamba...

For years, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexandre Tharaud have formed a delicate, "aristocratic" duo, dedicated to chamber music from the Baroque to the present with great verve and sensitivity. On their current album and also here they play some pieces by Marin Marais, the great viol virtuoso at the court of Louis XIV. Their own transcriptions for cello and piano make this old music sound fascinatingly vital and modern. The catchy, light-hearted D major Sonatina by the 20-year-old Schubert is followed by the weighty second cello sonata by Brahms, which they naturally free from any exuberant pathos.

18:30 Festivalzentrum
Clef: concert introduction with Marcus Imbsweiler and Jean-Guihen Queyras (made possible by the Freundeskreis Heidelberger Frühling e.V.)

Jean-Guihen Queyras


Alexandre Tharaud


Marin Marais
Suite No. 1 in A minor from "Pièces de viole, Livre III"
Prélude (Pièces de viole, Livre II)
Sarabande (Pièces de viole, Livre II)
"Les folies d Espagne" (Variations)

Franz Schubert
Sonatina in D major, D 384 op. posth. 137

Johannes Brahms
Sonata No. 2 for violoncello and piano in F major op. 99