San Francisco's Home for Great Concerts since 1970

German Greats

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata in B-flat major, KV 292 for bassoon and ‘celloLudwig van Beethoven Sonata in F major, Op. 17 for ‘cello and pianoHarald Genzmer Divertimento for ‘cello and bassoon (American Premiere)Felix Mendelssohn Variations Concertantes, Op. 17 for ‘cello and piano Richard Strauss Sonata in F major, Op. 6 for ‘cello and pianoRebecca Rust and Friedrich Edelmann have been steadily earning favorable reviews for their adventurous programming, from premiering newly discovered works banned and destroyed by the Nazi regime to commissioning works from contemporary composers. For this concert they present the American Premiere of Divertimento for ‘cello and bassoon written for them by Harald Genzmer, along with lesser known and rarely performed chamber works by Hindemith, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Strauss. For more information please visit

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box office

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