It was the ultimate résumé. Beethoven's Opus 5 is a collection of two cello sonatas. They were meant to impress King Frederick II and win the favor of the two most famous cellists of the time brothers and members of Frederick's court, Jean-Louis and Jean-Pierre Duport.
Pianist Wu Han takes the virtuoso piano part and David Finckel the singing cello line in a performance of the Beethoven Op. 5 No. 2 from a Schubert Club/Music in the Park recital from two seasons ago.