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Sun, 01 Sept


Åssiden Congregation

Beethoven 250 - Violin Sonatas n1 Drammen

The three youthful sonatas that make up Ludvig Van Beethoven's opus 12, as well as Edvard Grieg's sonata n 3 in c minor op 45, all for piano and violin, will be performed in Grimstad Church this Saturday afternoon by Yejin Gil and Jan Bjøranger.

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Beethoven 250 - Violin Sonatas n1 Drammen
Beethoven 250 - Violin Sonatas n1 Drammen

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01 Sept 2019, 14:00 – 16:00

Åssiden Congregation, Åkerveien 2, 3024 Drammen, Norway

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First concert in this long journey towards 16/17 December 2020, contains the first three violin sonatas of Beethoven, as well as Edvard Grieg's most famous violin sonata.


There are connections that make it natural to invite Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert and Edvard Grieg to the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the great master from Bonn, Ludwig van Beethoven.

Both Brahms and Beethoven, despite the fact that they both came from Germany, lived in Vienna, and they were strongly influenced by the city. Franz Schubert who was from Austria and what is today a district of Vienna was very interested in Beethoven and admired his artistry. Franz Schubert was considered Beethoven's contemporary - born 27 years after Beethoven, but died aged only 31 the year after Beethoven had passed away.

Brahms was seen as the composer from Germany who followed in Beethoven's footsteps stylistically and expressively.

Brahms also had a strong relationship with Leipzig, where Robert and Clara Schumann lived their lives. It was also in Leipzig that Edvard Grieg received his training as a composer and it is known that Grieg and Brahms met on more than one occasion.

The concert series will also show musical relationships between the composers, which are interesting.

Anyway - this concert series contains some of the best music written for piano and violin. The anniversary gives us a legitimate pretext to perform all these works.

This concert has the following program:

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata n 1 in D major for piano and violin op 12

1. Allegro con brio

2. Theme with variations: Andante con moto

3. Rondo: Allegro

Sonata n 2 in A major for piano and violin op 12

1. Allegro vivace

2. Andante, più tosto allegretto

3. Allegro piacevole

Sonata n 3 in E flat major for piano and violin op 12

1. Allegro con spirito

2. Adagio con molto espressione - in C major

3. Rondo: Allegro molto


Edvard Grieg

Sonata n 3 in minor op 45

1. Allegro molto ed appassionato

2. Allegretto espressivo alla romanza

3. Allegro animato

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