Quirine Viersen (cello)

Quirine Viersen (cello)

Quirine Viersen and Enrico Pace

Rachmaninov's 'Cello Sonata', Schumann's '5 Stücke im Volkston' and Beethoven's last 'Cello Sonata' are pieces for compositions in which cello and piano are equivalent instruments. Quirine Viersen and Enrico Pace give the best of themselves in these masterpieces and offer overwhelming musical vistas

Quirine Viersen about the music:
"I got to know Rachmaninov's Cello Sonata through his four piano concertos and became very dear to me. There's always a hint of secrecy about that man. His music seems balanced at first sight, but each of his piano concertos is unique and in itself incredibly extreme, just like the Cello Sonata by the way"
(Read the interview with Quirine Viersen.)

Late cello music by Beethoven and Schumann

To be able to compose convincingly for cello you have to come from a good home. Beethoven and Schumann had already gained a lot of experience before they started their last cello works. Beethoven was one of the first after Bach to write serious solo works for the cello. All his imagination he stopped his last cello sonata; just listen to the moving middle section. Also for Schumann the '5 Stücke im Volkston' were the last pieces he composed for 'his' cello. As pianist and cellist he knew better than anyone how to combine both instruments.


Rachmaninov's Cellosonate

Rachmaninov had told me his Cello Sonata everything he had to say in the field of chamber music. He wouldn't write chamber music anymore. Critics and music lovers still regard Rachmaninov's Cello Sonata as one of the most important cello sonatas of the entire twentieth century. Fans of Rachmaninov's 'Second Piano Concerto' will enjoy this Cello Sonata, because the slow movement in particular is reminiscent of Rachmaninov's most famous piece


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Saturday 27 January 2018, 20:00

Rachmaninov's cello sonata is known as a great masterpiece, one of the most beautiful cello sonatas of the twentieth century. Quirine Viersen, Holland's most famous cellist for years, has become very fond of this music. Together with master pianist Enrico Pace she plays three beautiful cello classics by Beethoven, Schumann and Rachmaninov. Listen to these grand masters of the piano and cello in the beautiful acoustics of the Edesche Concert Hall.

When and where

Begin time:
Saturday 27 January 2018, 20:00

The Edesche Concert Hall. Unheard of acoustics, intimate beauty, one of the most beautiful concert grand pianos in the Netherlands with the very best musicians. From one hour before the start of the concert you are welcome in the Edesche Concert Hall, for example for a cup of coffee in advance. Please note: during the performance we do not grant access to the concert hall The Edesche Concertzaal is unsubsidized and is made possible by Eskes Media / DagjeWeg.NL.

  • Many payment options online;
  • Stage Gift Card OK, also online;
  • Free coffee/drinks/breakfasts;
  • Free wardrobe;
  • Free luxury program magazine;
  • Free and paid parking in the vicinity;
  • ECLive! Listen to the concert again in high quality afterwards (at selected concerts);
  • Enjoy the Edesche Concert Hall Diner at the adjacent atmospheric restaurant Buitenzorg;
  • Subsidy free and independent. Sponsor: DagjeWeg.NL Tickets;
  • NPO Radio 4 broadcasts regularly from the Edesche Concertzaal. Listen again to e.g.

Edesche Concertzaal

Amsterdamseweg 9, Ede

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