Beethoven: The Complete Cello Sonatas, Concert 1

Timo-Veikko Valve 2 ©Jason Capobianco, courtesy of Australian Chamber Orchestra.jpg

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Concert Rescheduled: The Complete Cello Sonatas, Concert 1

Previously postponed, we are pleased to announce that this concert has been rescheduled to Wednesday 4 August at 6pm.

Event details

All five of Beethoven’s revolutionary cello sonatas performed over two concerts.

Experiencing Beethoven’s cycle of five sonatas for cello and piano in one day places performers and audiences in an especially intimate proximity to Beethoven. Emerging from the three major creative periods of his lifetime, these works represent a microcosm of Beethoven’s extraordinary trajectory. The two sonatas Op.5 (1796) effectively create the medium. The Sonata in A Op.69 (1808) epitomises the classical duo sonata with the cello and piano now fully evolved as equal partners. And with the two sonatas Op.102 (1815) we enter the transcendent world of late Beethoven, a world characterised by a highly concentrated and potent musical language in which vast scope and scale are attained by way of the simplest means.

About the artists

Principal Cello of the Australian Chamber Orchestra Timo-Veikko ‘Tipi’ Valve and pianist Aura Go are two of Australia’s finest artists and collaborators. Their performance of this cycle offers us all – performers and audiences alike – an opportunity to enter into a special kind of imaginative dialogue with Beethoven, and to inhabit the remarkable worlds of these creations.

Timo-Veikko ‘Tipi’ Valve is known as one of the most versatile musicians of his generation performing as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader on both modern and period instruments. In 2006, he was appointed Principal Cello of the Australian Chamber Orchestra with whom he frequently appears as a soloist playing on a Brothers Amati cello from 1616. Described as ‘fearless’ (The New York Times), Aura Go is an Australian pianist whose practice encompasses performance, collaboration, curation, pedagogy and creative practice research. Collaboration is central to Aura’s practice, most notably one half of KIAZMA Piano Duo, and she brings her imagination and adventurous spirit to older music with a special affinity to the music of Mozart and Beethoven.

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Timo-Veikko Valve cello
Aura Go piano


Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata No.1 in F, Op.5 No.1
Sonata No.4 in C, Op.102 No.1
Sonata No.3 in A, Op.69


This production is part of the following series: