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The Unequalled Duo: Geringas and Fountain

The Unequalled Duo: Geringas and Fountain

2018 March 3, Saturday, 19.00
Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius
Performers
DAVID GERINGAS (cello)
IAN FOUNTAIN (piano)
Programme
The Unequalled Duo: Geringas and Fountain

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH – Sonata No. 1 in G major, BWV 1027 for cello and piano
JOHANNES BRAHMS – Sonata in E minor, Op. 38, for cello and piano
Suite New Goldberg Variations (compiled by DAVID GERINGAS):
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH – Aria from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 for piano solo
JOHN CORIGLIANO – Fancy on a Bach Airfor cello solo
RICHARD DANIELPOUR – Fantasy Variation for cello and piano
PETER LIEBERSON – Three Variations for cello and piano
FERRUCCIO BUSONI – Aria from Bach’s Goldberg Variations for piano solo
CHRISTOPHER ROUSE – Goldberg Variations II: Ricordanza for cello solo
KENNETH FRAZELLE – New Goldberg Variations for cello and piano
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH  – Variatio XVI (Ouverture) from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 for cello and piano
PETER SCHICKELE – New Goldberg Variations for cello and piano
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH – Aria from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 for cello and piano

This concert offers a unique opportunity to meet a truly unequalled duo. Lithuanian born cellist David Geringas boasts an unusually broad repertoire spanning from the early Baroque to the contemporary (including Lithuanian) opuses. In 2002, he was awarded the Lithuanian National Culture and art Prize, and in 2006 – the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for promulgation of contemporary music. In 1963–1973, the cellist studied under the tutelage of the renowned Mstislav Rostropovich in Moscow. Geringas is a winner of a number of prestigious competitions. His discography includes many CDs that have been honoured with important prizes, including the Grand Prix du Disque, the Diapason d’Or and the prize of the year from the Deutschen Schallplattenkritik to name but a few.

British pianist Ian Fountain became the youngest winner of the Arthur Rubinstein Piano Masters Competition in Tel Aviv at the age of nineteen. Since that time he has enjoyed a wide-ranging and varied career, performing extensively throughout Europe, the USA, the UK and the Far Eastwith orchestras such as the Israel Philharmonic, the Hungarian Philharmonic, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé SO, Singapore SO and Utah SO amongst many others. He gave recitals in major centres such as New York, Chicago, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, and Jerusalem. He is a regular guest of international festivals such as Prague Spring, Schleswig-Holstein, Berlin and Enescu (Bucharest). The pianist has made several critically acclaimed recordings.

The concert programme revolves around Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. In addition to some of the most popular movements from this suite the programme features inventive New Goldberg Variations written by contemporary composers and compiled by Geringas. The birth of this opus is entwined with incredible serendipities and connections. The story involves a couple Judith and Robert Goldberg from Massachusetts, the legendary cellist Yo-Yo-Ma, six renowned contemporary American composers as well as Geringas and Fountain’s CD.

Ticket prices
10, 15, 20, 30 Eur
 
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