Sonata Night XXXII

Under the direction of NEC faculty Pei-Shan Lee, Sonata Night features collaborative pianists partnering with their instrumental colleagues in an evening of piano-instrumental masterworks.

Sonata, a musical term of several meanings, is used here as a duo form of equal partnership that spans a wide range of musical styles. Sonata Night programming features the world's greatest duo sonatas from the Baroque through the 20th century, as well as duo works in other compositional forms, such as a multi-movement suites or character pieces.

Sonata Night performers are coached jointly by faculty from the Collaborative Piano and various instrumental departments.

Watch live stream from Burnes Hall:

  1. Mozart | Theme and Variations in G Major for Piano Four Hands, K. 501

    • Cynthia Chih-Yu Tseng, piano I
    • Yu-Shin Liou, piano II
  2. Beethoven | Sonata No. 4 in C Major for Piano and Cello, op. 102 no. 1

    I. Andante - Allegro vivace
    II. Adagio - Tempo d'andante - Allegro vivace

    • Yunwen Chen, cello
    • Cynthia Chih-Yu Tseng, piano
  3. Brahms | Sonata No. 1 in E Minor for Piano and Cello, op. 38

    I. Allegro non troppo
    II. Allegretto quasi Menuetto
    III. Allegro

    • Eunghee Cho, cello
    • Jingsi Lu, piano