May Concerts

Published: April 25, 2019

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Holger Groschopp
Adele Bitter

HOLGER GROSCHOPP, PIANO & ADELE BITTER, CELLO are Berliners making a welcome return to the Algarve to play for the Amigos and friends.  They will give two recitals at Os Agostos during May 2019.  The first recital, on Tuesday May 14, will feature music by Janáček, Mendelssohn-Barholdy and Martinů. The second recital, on Thursday May 16, will have music by Beethoven, Brahms, Busoni, Duparc and Chopin.

Tuesday, 14th May 2019 at 7.00 pm

Leoš JANÁČEK; Pohádka (Fairy Tale) (1910; 3rd and final version 1923)

I. Con moto
II. Con moto
III. Allegro

(1809–1847) Sonata No. 1 B flat major op. 45 (1838)
I. Allegro vivace
II. Andante
III. Allegro assai

– Intervalo –

Bohuslav MARTINŮ; Variations on a Slovakian Theme (1959)

Sonata No. 2 D major op. 58 (1843)
I. Allegro assai vivace
II. Allegretto scherzando
III. Adagio
IV. Molto Allegro e vivace

Thursday, 16th May 2019 at 7.00 pm

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN; Twelve Variations on the theme »Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen«(1770–1827) from Mozart’s opera »The Magic Flute« op. 66 (1798)

Johannes BRAHMS; Sonata No. 1 e minor op. 38 (1862/63)

I. Allegro non troppo
II. Allegretto quasi Menuetto
III. Allegro

– Intervalo –

Ferruccio BUSONI; Märchen (Fairy Tale) (1879; published 2000)
Henri DUPARC; Sonata in a minor (1867; published 2016)

I. Introduction – Presto appassionato
II. Interlude (Largo)
III. Final (Andante furioso)

Frédéric CHOPIN; Grand Duo Concertant (1832)
(1810–1849) on themes from »Robert le Diable« by Giacomo Meyerbeer
(in collaboration with Auguste Franchomme)

Amigos de Música concerts at Os Agostos begin at 7.00pm sharp.  Doors open at 6.00pm and wine, fruit juices and canapés will be served. There will also be a short interval with refreshments served. Entry donation is €25 per person for guests and non-members.

The AMIGOS DE MÚSICA is an international group of around 90 members who stage musical activities by internationally renowned musicians and also sponsor young Portuguese musicians. It is a non-profit organization and celebrated its twenty-eighth anniversary last year. 

Os Agostos is an impressive XVlll century country estate located above Santa Bárbara de Nexe and near Bordeira. For navigation instructions go to: and then to “HOW TO GET THERE”.

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