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Gautier Capuçon and Yuja Wang play Ludwig van Beethoven: Seven variations for Cello and Piano in E flat major on Mozart's "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen" – Verbier Festival 2013

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The spirited French cellist Gautier Capuçon and the incomparable virtuoso Chinese pianist Yuja Wang play Ludwig van Beethoven's Seven variations for Cello and Piano in E flat major on Mozart's "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen", WoO 46. Recorded at the Verbier Festival, in the Verbier Church, Switzerland, on July 30, 2013.



When Beethoven wrote these charming variations on Mozart's aria ("In Men Who Know the Feeling of Love") about love sweetening every trouble, he was 31. Some have speculated that he shared Papageno's yearning for a soulmate. Ferdinand Ries quipped that he'd heard Beethoven had been in love for a particularly long time, "seven whole months". Whatever the case, Mozart's music must have impressed Beethoven more than its words. For the sake of thematic consistency, he even leaves out the aria's tenderest moment (when Papageno and Pamina sing "Mann und Weib"). His variations create a beguiling variety of moods: melancholic, haunting, determined. The final one seems related to the drama and melody of his Sonata for Cello and Piano in F major, Op.5 (written a few years earlier) and to the glistening musculature his later works.

Source: Peter Bates (allmusic.com)




Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

♪ Seven variations for Cello and Piano in E flat major on Mozart's "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen", WoO 46 (1801)


i. Thema. Andante
ii. Variation 1
iii. Variation 2
iv. Variation 3
v. Variation 4
vi. Variation 5. Si prenda il tempo un poco più vivace
vii. Variation 6. Adagio
viii. Variation 7. Allegro ma non troppo – Coda

Gautier Capuçon, cello
Yuja Wang, piano

Directed by Anaïs Spiro

Verbier Festival, Verbier Church, Switzerland, July 30, 2013

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George Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F major | Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.5 in D minor – Yuja Wang, London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas

Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor – Yuja Wang, Verbier Festival Orchestra, Yuri Termikanov (HD 1080p)


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Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor – Yuja Wang, Berliner Philharmoniker, Paavo Järvi


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Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3 in C major – Yuja Wang, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado



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