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Lydia Shelly & Nicolas Stavy

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Conway Hall25 Red Lion Square, London, Greater London, WC1R 4RL, United Kingdom
On Sunday 23 February 2020 at 18:30
Performers
Lydia ShellyCello
Nicolas StavyPiano

France-based Lydia Shelly and Nicolas Stavy offer a traversal of the cello sonata’s development, from Beethoven’s pioneering G minor sonata through to Shostakovich’s only essay in the genre, composed in 1934 just before Soviet authorities began censoring his work.

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Pre-Concert Talk with Robert Hugill, 5:30pm | The History of the Cello Sonata

British composer, journalist, and lecturer Robert Hugill returns to Conway Hall for a free pre-concert talk exploring the evening's programme of music.

Growing out of the continuo sonata, the history of the cello sonata is one of the liberation of the cello. In early sonatas it doubled the keyboard, and we look at how the sonata moved towards the romantic, dramatic music of Brahms and Shostakovich.

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Conway Hall Sunday Concerts

Founded in the 1880s, our chamber music concert series is the longest-running of its kind in Europe. Conway Hall was purpose-built in 1929 to host concerts and lectures, and they have continued here until the present day. The ethos of “affordable classical music for all” still remains. Visit our website for more information about all our Spring 2020 Season of music events, including concerts, pre-concert talks and recitals.

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