SFCMF May 28

May 28
Popper & Beethoven

This broadcast opens with a composition by one of the finest cellists of the 19th century, Bohemian-born David Popper. Popper wrote his Requiem for an uncommon ensemble featuring three cellos with piano. Next, we have Beethoven’s Septet, Op. 20. Written in 1799 when Beethoven was not yet thirty, this amiable, symphonic Septet convinced Viennese audiences that he was not just a virtuoso pianist who happened to write music, but a talented composer to be taken seriously in his own right.

David Popper

Requiem, Op. 66
Juho Pohjonen, piano; Zlatomir Fung, Joseph Johnson, Eric Kim, cello

Ludwig van Beethoven

Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20
Paul Huang, violin; Choong-Jin Chang, viola; Zlatomir Fung, cello; Leigh Mesh, double bass; Todd Levy, clarinet; Julia Harguindey, bassoon; Jennifer Montone, horn