February Concert

Sunday • 3:00 PM

February 26th, 2017

North Shore Community Baptist Church

9 Hart Street, Beverly, MA

free admission • suggested $10 donation

Melody, Muse & Moonlight

 

PROGRAM

 

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Seven Variations for Cello and Piano in Eb major, WoO. 48 (1801)

"Bei Männern, weiche Liebe fühlen" from Mozart's Die Zauberflôte

Thema: Andante – Variation I-IV

Variation V: Si prende il tempo un poco vivace

Variation VI: Adagio – Variation VII: Allegro ma non troppo

9'

 

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C# minor, Op. 27 No. 2 (1801)

Quasi una fantasia ~ "Moonlight Sonata"
I. Adagio sostenuto

6'

 

Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 5 in D major, Op. 102 No. 2 (1815)
I. Allegro con brio

II. Adagio con moto sentimento d'affetto – Attacca

III. Allegro – Allegro fugato

19'

- intermission -

 

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Two Early Chansons for Voice & Piano*
Nuits d'étoiles, L. 4 ~ "Night of Stars" (1880)
Beau soir, L. 6 ~ "Beautiful Evening" (1880)

5'

 

Petit Suite for piano, four hands, L. 65 (1886-1889)**

III. Menuet

3'

 

Suite bergamasque for piano, L. 75 (1890-1905)

III. Clair de lune ~ "Moonlight"

5'

 

Deux Romances for voice and piano, L. 79 (1885)

I. Les cloches ~ "The Bells"†

II. Romance: L'âme évaporée ~ "The Vanishing Soul"*

5'

 

Cello Sonata, L. 135 (1915)

I. Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto

II. Sérénade: Modérément animé

III. Finale: Animé, léger et nerveux

11'

 

* transcribed for cello & piano by Scott Thomas Lesser

† transcribed for cello & piano by F. Ronchini

** arranged for cello and piano by J. J. Gurt

 

 

NSCM Artists

Scott Thomas Lesser, cello

Kathryn Christensen Lieppman, piano

 

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