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Menlo listening: Shostakovich

Posted at 5:44 PM on August 12, 2006 by Brian Newhouse
Filed under: Concerts

Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano in d minor, op. 40
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For Menlo's first three seasons, co-artistic directors David Finckel and Wu Han never appeared in duet together because they—a phenomenal husband-wife cello-piano team—were very conscious that Menlo should not be all about them. Their focus was on the music itself and the artists they'd invited. But here in the first moments of the first 2006 concert they paired up for this fantastic performance that shows why they are who they are.

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