~Cellissimo~ Beethoven Sonatas

~Cellissimo~ Beethoven Sonatas

Saturday, 27 March 2021, 7.30pm

Music for Galway & Galway 2020 present

Christopher Ellis cello | Marc Coppey cello | Christopher Marwood cello | William Butt cello | Adrian Mantu cello | Finghin Collins piano | Richard Wigmore musicologist

BEETHOVEN The Five Sonatas for Cello and Piano
Sonata No. 1 in F major Op. 5 No. 1
Sonata No. 2 in G minor Op. 5 No. 2
Sonata No. 3 in A major Op. 69
Sonata No. 4 in C major Op. 102 No. 1
Sonata No. 5 in D major Op. 102 No. 2
As we all know, Beethoven missed out on so many of his 250th birthday celebrations in the wash-out year that was 2020. It might now be March 2021, but we are still celebrating his brilliance and his ground-breaking contribution to the cello sonata form.
MfG Artistic Director Finghin Collins is joined by five different cellists for a marathon performance of all five of Beethoven’s cello sonatas, spanning his entire career.
Musicologist Richard Wigmore provides engaging insights on the composer’s life, the historical context and the music itself.

Sponsored by Optique Opticians
Marc Coppey’s appearance in CELLISSIMO is in partnership with the French Embassy in Ireland.

True to its original vision, CELLISSIMO celebrates the cello, one of the world’s most beloved and versatile instruments; Music for Galway has re-imagined the festival in order to deliver breathtaking music and the sensations of the West of Ireland to people’s homes.

More about CELLISSIMO > https://musicforgalway.ie/cellissimo/

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