Cellissimo: Beethoven Sonatas

Date 27.03.2021 - 27.03.2021
Time 07:30 PM
Venue Claregalway Castle
Organiser Music for Galway
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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.

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