Beethoven Scottish Songs
Friday 6 January at 5pm
Elgee Park Gallery
Entry via 310 Wallace’s Rd, via Old Nepean Hwy, Dromana
Full of subtle harmonies, rich textures and innovative settings, Beethoven’s remarkable settings of traditional Scottish folksongs masterfully capture the essence of the original while making them inimitably his own.
Commissioned by a Scottish publisher for at-home performance by young ladies, they proved to be far too difficult for their intended performers. Characteristically, he refused to modify them, and so despite forming the largest body of his choral works they fell to the wayside over time.
Discover these still too little-known gems as they are brought to life in a fittingly intimate performance at Elgee Park Gallery.
Sophie Daneman, soprano
Erin Helyard, piano
Rachael Beesley, violin
Natasha Kraemer, cello
Estate wines will be available to purchase.