13.05. - 24.05.2021

The four elements


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Theater Vorpommern GmbHTheater Putbus Markt 13, 18581 Putbus

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Theater Putbus, Markt 13, 18581 Putbus
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Fyday, May 14, 7 30 p.m.

»Fiery Dances«

Recital for Violoncello & Piano
Jens Peter Maintz, Matthias Kirschnereit

Matthias , "an expressive musician par excellence" (FAZ), is well known and well liked in Putbus.

After the opening with purely piano music, he is joined by Jens Peter Maintz. Together they will perform the famous sonata in A major by Beethoven.


Ludwig van Beethoven: Polonaise C-Major, op. 89;
Brahms: 16 Waltzes op. 39;
Alberto Ginastera: Sonata para piano op. 22;
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata A-Major, op. 69

Beethoven Sonata A-Major, op. 69

All in all, Beethoven composed five sonatas for piano and cello, as well as three sets of variations for the same two instruments. The op. 69 sonata was written during winter 1807-08 and spring 1808, at the same time as the Fifth Symphony Op.67. It was completed in June 1808 when Beethoven had already started working on the Sixth Symphony Op. 68.
The Cello Sonata op. 69 is one of the masterpieces of its genre. The basic difficulty in this combination of instruments lies in their conflicting registers and timbre. The technical evolution of the piano made great strides in Beethoven's day, and its range and sound improved tremendously. The cello, on the contrary, was neglected because of its low tessitura and its importance dwindled in comparison. In op. 69 Beethoven was able to reconcile and synchronise the two instruments, achieving the best possible balance and successfully adapting their registers.  (Source: Beethoven House, Bonn).

Matthias Kirschnereit is counted amongst the most riveting and successful German pianists of his generation. The ECHO-Klassik-Laureate performs 50 concerts annually and is celebrated as the "poet on the piano" by the Süddeutsche Zeitung. In this, he is following his artistic ideal of finding and communicating musical emotions, the story, and the human element of musical pieces.
He passes on his artistic ideals and experience from his international concert activities to future generations as a professor at the school of Music and Theatre in Rostock. Many of his former students are now laureates of international competitions. He also gives master classes all over the world.

Jens Peter Maintz enjoys an outstanding reputation as a versatile soloist, highly sought-after chamber musician, and committed and successful cello teacher. He gathered several years of valuable orchestral experience as principal cello of the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester in Berlin, and travelled the world as a member of the renowned Trio Fontenay.
Since 2006 Jens Peter Maintz has been principal cello of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Since 2004 he has been a professor at Berlin University of the Arts, where he teaches an exceptionally successful cello class. Since 2017 he has been a professor at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid. The ECHO-Klassik-Laureate is in equally great demand as a chamber musician. He is a member of the prestigious “Spectrum Concerts Berlin” series. It has now been 25 years since he formed the cello duo “Cello Duello” with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt. Together they perform at the world's most eminent festivals.


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