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Sonata masterworks for cello and piano

Sonata masterworks for cello and piano

Cellist Geirþrúður Anna Guðmundsdóttir and
pianist Jane Ade have collaborated regularly since they were fellow students in
Iceland. In this concert they will perform three exuberant and exciting sonatas
by Boccherini, Beethoven and Prokofiev, along with the beautiful Adagio and
Allegro by Schumann.

Boccherini wrote several virtuosic sonatas
for the cello, among which Sonata no. 17 in C-major is one of his most popular.
Beethoven’s fifth sonata for cello and piano is defined by rhythmic energy and
drama, but also displays the composers most poignant and intimate writing.
Schumann employs similar juxtapositions of character in the bittersweet Adagio
and the ebullient Allegro. The program concludes with the magnificent Sonata
for cello and piano by Prokofiev, which is one of the most dramatic and
euphoric works ever written for these instruments.

Schedule Winter 2019 – 2020

September 2019

08.09.2019 Passion and Malice

15.09.2019 Women of Note

29.09. 2019 The Chamber Music Society #1: Brahms & Tanyev

October 2019

06.10.2019 Camerarctica – Mozart arias and Brahms

20.10.2019 The Chamber Music Society #2: Mozart & Schumann 

27.10.2019 Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra – Three Frenchmen and Schumann

November 2019

03.11.2019 Icelandic Songs with Ragnheiður Gröndal

10.11.2019 Sólveig Thoroddsen – The Harp in Harp

17.11.2019 The Chamber Music Society #3 – Camerarctica

24.11.2019 Sonatas for Cello and Piano

December 2019

08.12.2019 Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra Christmas Concert

January 2020

12.01.2020 Steinunn Vala and Hanna

19.01.2020 The Chamber Music Society #4 – Kodály and Rakhmaninov

26.01.2020: Popular Romantic Lieder

February 2020

02.02.2020 Brák Baroque Ensemble

09.02.2020 Stirni Ensemble

16.02.2020 Hulda Jónsdóttir and Ragnar Jónsson

16.02.2020 Anna Sóley Ásmundsdóttir and Ensemble

23.02.2020 Suites and Waltzes from East and West

March 2020

01.03.2020 Cauda Collective

08.03.2020 The Chamber Music Society #5 – Siggi String Quartet

15.03.2020 The Chamber Music Society #6 – Weinberg and Shostakovich

22.03.2020: Björk Níelsdóttir and Matthildur Anna – Total Chaos

29.03.2020 Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra – Beethoven for 250 years

April 2020

19.04.2020 Bach and the Children – Icelandic Strings

May 2020

03.05.2020 Brahms – Zemlinsky – Alma Mahler

10.05.2020 String Quartets

24.05.2020 Brák Baroque Ensemble