After previous performances given at the Oranjewoud Festival, the return of cellist Quirine Viersen and pianist Enrico Pace will be a happy reunion for our loyal festival audience. They will present a programme as varied as it is fascinating for the opening of the new location at the Orangerie on the Oranjestein Estate.
With the beautiful garden as a backdrop, you can enjoy Martinů’s Variations on a Slovakian Theme. A sense of restlessness combines with the light-heartedness reminiscent of his native country and its bittersweet melodies. The Brahms Cello Sonata in F is a work composed by an older man who has lost nothing of his youthful passion. Fauré also wrote his second cello sonata late in life. Vincent d’Indy, the French composer and theoretician, was enraptured by its performance and confided to Fauré: ‘The second section is a masterpiece in sensitivity and expression, the finale exciting and upbeat...What a joy that you are still so young!’
Artists and performers
B. Martinů - Variaties op een Slovaaks thema (1959)
G. Fauré - Cellosonate nr. 2 in g klein, opus 117
J. Brahms - Cellosonate in F groot, opus 99