Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Music for Galway’s Midwinter Festival continues its long-standing tradition of presenting a three-day weekend of themed concerts with musicians from Galway, Ireland and beyond. The festival will focus primarily on Beethoven’s early solo piano and chamber music compositions, featuring violin sonatas, string quartets, the quintet for piano and winds and the ever-popular septet.
This year, Music for Galway will be joined by the internationally-celebrated duo of Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova and French pianist Cédric Tiberghien. Their Sunday recital will culminate in a performance of Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata, straying into the master’s glorious middle period.
The programme will include:
Variations on „Se vuol ballare“ WoO 40 (1792-93)
Sonata No.2 for violin and piano, op. 12/2 (1797-98)
Sonata No.3 for violin and piano, op. 12/3 (1798)
Sonata No. 9 Op.47 ‘Kreutzer’ (1804)
Tickets €15 to €30