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45. Crespo Series

Cello Stories (6)

Wednesday 3 July 2019

4:00 pm

5:00 pm

St. Brendan’s Church


Laura van der Heijden has chosen a wide-ranging programme for her recital with Finghin Collins, culminating in Schnittke’s mighty Sonata, a demonic Presto sandwiched between two highly expressive Largos. They begin with Bach’s gorgeous G major Sonata originally written for viola da gamba and harpsichord, which, as here, is regularly kidnapped by cello/piano duos creating a strange but fascinating hybrid. Beethoven’s G minor Cello Sonata was written for the same cello-playing King Friedrich Wilhelm II for whom Mozart wrote his last three quartets. It is a very early work full of the 26 year-old composer’s youthful inspiration.

All works performed by Laura van der Heijden Finghin Collins

Composer Work
J.S. Bach Gamba Sonata No.1 in G major BWV 1027
Beethoven Cello Sonata No.2 in G minor Op.5/2
Schnittke Cello Sonata No.1

St. Brendan’s Church

This beautiful old church was built in 1818, and is Church of Ireland. It was designed by Henry Edward Kendall, and is gothic style. It's situated in the centre of...

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