Connexions

 

“Her introductory talks do not consist merely of anecdotes leading from one piece to the next, but of background information, interesting links and the pinpointing of the especial charm of the work in question. The Scottish pianist Elizabeth Hopkins sensitises the listening habits of her public and turns each concert into a musical adventure trip.” (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

The links between works and composers form the basis of the new concert series “Connexions” with Elizabeth Hopkins and her guests. The series begins with works by the four great “B”’s: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Bartók.

(For details of all other concerts with Elizabeth Hopkins →)

Connexions I

Friday, 20. October 2017 19:30                            Aula des Gymnasiums Gilching
Sunday, 12. November 2017 11:00h                    Kleiner Konzertsaal im Gasteig

“Bach showed us what music is. Bach comes first, all others follow. “
(Pablo Casals)

Johann Sebastian Bach           Sonata No. 2 in A Major BWV 1015
                                                  for violin and piano

Ludwig van Beethoven             Sonata No. 2 in A Major Op. 12
                                                  for violin and piano

Johannes Brahms                    Sonata No. 2 in A Major Op. 100
                                                  for violin and piano

Belá Bartók                              1. Rhapsodie (Folk Dances)
                                                  for violin and piano

Almuth Siegel, Violin
Elizabeth Hopkins, Piano

Connexions II

Friday, 12. January 2018 19:30                             Aula des Gymnasiums Gilching
Sunday, 14. January 2018 11:00h                        Kleiner Konzertsaal im Gasteig

“I tell you before God, as an honest man, your son is the greatest composer known to me by person and name.”
(Joseph Haydn to Leopold Mozart)

Joseph Haydn                           Variations in F MInor Hob.XVII:6 for piano
                                                  Trio in E Minor Hob.XV:28
                                                   for violin, cello and piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Piano Quartet in G Minor KV 478
                                                   for violin, viola, cello and piano

Boris Kucharsky, Violin
Lina Bohn, Viola
Cansin Kara, Cello
Elizabeth Hopkins, Piano

Connexions III

Friday, 13. April 2018 19:30                               Aula des Gymnasiums Gilching
Sunday, 15. April 2018 11:00h                          Kleiner Konzertsaal im Gasteig

Improbable though it may seem, there is indeed a very special connexion between Debussy and Tschaikowsky - surprise in store!

Claude Debussy                          Arabesque Nr. 1 in E Major for piano
                                                    Trio in G Major for violin, cello and piano

Peter Tschaikowsky                    Trio in A Minor for violin, cello and piano

Boris Kucharsky, Violin
Thomas Carroll, Cello
Elizabeth Hopkins, Piano

Connexions IV

Friday, 19. October 2018 19:30                           Aula des Gymnasiums Gilching
Sunday, 21. October 2018 11:00h                      Kleiner Konzertsaal im Gasteig

Franz Schubert                          Sonata in A Major for Piano D 664

Robert Schumann                     3 Romanzen Op. 94 for Clarinet and Piano
                                                  Romanze F Sharp Minor Op. 28/2 for Piano
Franz Schubert                          “Arpeggione” Sonata arr. Clarinet and Piano

Andreas Schablas, Clarinet
Elizabeth Hopkins, Piano

Connexions V

Friday, 11. January 2019 19:30                            Aula des Gymnasiums Gilching
Sunday, 13. January 2019 11:00h                       Kleiner Konzertsaal im Gasteig

Mendelssohn                            Song without Words E Major
Mozart                                      Piano Trio in E Major
Mendelssohn                            Piano Trio in D Minor

Connexions VI

Friday, 15. March 2019 19:30                              Aula des Gymnasiums Gilching
Sunday, 17. March 2019 11:00h                         Kleiner Konzertsaal im Gasteig

Ravel                                        Pavane (Piano)
                                                  Sonata for Violin and Piano
Fauré                                        Piano Quartet in C Minor

Connexions VII

Friday, 18. October 2019 19:30                          Aula des Gymnasiums Gilching
Sunday, 20. October 2019 11:00h                    Kleiner Konzertsaal im Gasteig

Händel                                     Grobschmied-Variations
Bach                                        Goldberg -Variations

Connexions VIII

Friday, 10. January 2020 19:30                           Aula des Gymnasiums Gilching
Sunday, 12. January 2020 11:00h                     Kleiner Konzertsaal im Gasteig

Brahms                                     Sonata in G Major for Violin and Piano
Elgar                                        Sonata in E Minor for Violin and Piano

Connexions IX

Friday, 20. March 2020 19:30                            Aula des Gymnasiums Gilching
Sunday, 22. March 2020 11:00h                        Kleiner Konzertsaal im Gasteig

Celebrating 25 years Concert Talks!

Beethoven                                Archduke Trio
Schubert                                  Trio in B flat Major