Haus Wittgenstein, 29/01/2012
Franz & Matthias Bartolomey, cello duo
Offenbach: Duo for two cellos op. 52, no. 3Popper: Gavotte from the Suite for two cellos, op. 16
Principal cellist of the Wiener Philharmoniker Franz Bartolomey shares a family history with the orchestra stretching back over three generations to 1892. In the first of two concert lectures at Vienna’s Haus Wittgenstein yesterday afternoon he spoke to music journalist Wilhelm Sinkovicz about the family’s rich past and, looking to its future, performed cello duets with his son Matthias, a gifted cellist in his own right.