Finghin Collins: Beethoven 250 @ Clifden Arts Festival

Finghin Collins: Beethoven 250 @ Clifden Arts Festival

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Sunday, 20 September 2020, 8.00pm

One of Ireland’s most successful musicians and significant musical ambassadors, Finghin Collins was born in Dublin in 1977 and, following initial lessons with his sister Mary, studied piano at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with John O’Conor and at the Geneva Conservatoire with Dominique Merlet. His international career was launched by winning first prize at the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Switzerland in 1999. He has performed in recital and with major orchestras throughout Europe and the United States, as well as in the Far East and Australia.

Programme
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770 – 1827
Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1 1796-1798
Allegro molto e con brio
Adagio molto
Finale: Prestissimo

Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 ‘Appassionata‘ 1804-1806
Allegro assai
Andante con moto
Allegro ma non troppo – Presto

INTERVAL

Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90 1814
Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck (“With liveliness and with feeling and expression throughout”)
Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen (“Not too swiftly and conveyed in a singing manner”)

Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111 1821-1822
Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato (Mysterious – brisk, with vigour and passion)
Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile (slowly, very simply and singing)

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Published on 14 September 2020

 

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