Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church, San Diego

Saturday November 12th, 7pm

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"ROOTS: Transcriptions of Romantic Works for Cello and PIano" 

ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT PROGRAM

 

Cello ~ Sophie Webber

Piano ~ Ines Irawati

 

Fantasiestücke, Op.73…………………………………………Robert Schumann 

                                          I Zart und mit Ausdruck                               (1810-56)

II Lebhaft, leicht

III Rasch und mit Feuer

 

Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Major, Op. 78……………….Johannes Brahms 

                                          I Vivace ma non troppo                            (1833-1897)

II Adagio

III Allegro molto moderato

 

     ~~~~~~ Intermission~~~~~~


 

Liebesleid (Solo Piano) ……………………Fritz Kreisler/Sergei Rachmaninov  

                                                                                     (1875-1962)/(1873-1943)

 

Après un Rêve (from Trois Mélodies, Op.7, No.1)..........................Gabriel Fauré 

                                                                                                           (1845-1924)

 

Méditation from Thaïs………………….……………………….Jules Massenet 

                                                                                                           (1842-1912)

 

Suite Populaire Espagnole…………………………………… Manuel De Falla 

                                                 El Paño Moruno                               (1876-1946)

Asturiana

Jota

Nana (Berceuse)

Canción

Polo

 

Sophie & Ines warmly invite you to join them for a brief reception (with CD signing) directly after the concert

 

 

 

 

PROGRAM NOTES


 

 

Brahms, Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Major, Op.78

Date of Composition: 1879

Original Instrumentation: Violin and Piano in G Major

Transcription for Cello and Piano (in D Major): Paul Klengel (towards the end of Brahms’ lifetime)

Lyrics: Klaus Groth

Translation: Richard Stoke

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Kreisler/Rachmaninov, Liebesleid

Date of Composition: Unknown, published in 1905

Original Instrumentation: Violin and Piano

Transcription for Solo Piano: Sergei Rachmaninov

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Fauré, Après un Rêve from “Trois Mélodies,” Op.7

Date of Composition: 1870-1877

Original Instrumentation: Voice and Piano

Transcription for Cello and Piano: Cellist Pablo Casals (in 1910)

Lyrics: Romaine Bussine

Translation: Richard Stokes

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Massenet, Méditation” from his opera, “Thaïs”

Date of Composition: 1893

Original Instrumentation: Violin and Orchestra (as an entr’acte (interlude) between scenes)

Transcription: It was arranged for Cello and Piano by Cellist Jules Delsart in 1894

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Falla, Suite Populaire Espagnole

Date of Composition: 1914-15

Original Instrumentation: Voice and Piano

Transcription: by Cellist Maurice Maréchal

Lyrics: Gregorio Martinez Sierra

Translation: Anonymous

 

 

 

ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES

 

 

Ines Irawati

 

"One of the most vital, imaginative, artistic people on the scene …Her way with lyricism was as vivid as her crisp definition of the scampering material …without fear, negotiating the digital demands smoothly while remaining mindful of the score's rhythmic accents and nuances."

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~THE PLAIN DEALER

 

Known for her expressivity, virtuosity, and versatility, Ines Irawati is in demand both as a solo recitalist and a collaborative pianist. Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, she began piano and composition instruction at age six at the Yamaha Music School in Indonesia. At age 12, she made her official debut playing the third Beethoven Piano Concerto and Chopin’s first concerto with the Indonesian Youth Symphony.

Ines is currently enjoying a richly varied performance career, excelling in solo performance, chamber music, collaborative piano, and operatic vocal coaching. Her recent engagements include performances for TEDxSan Diego at Copley Symphony Hall, the Art of Élan, Musikamar chamber concerts, concerts in Centro Cultural Tijuana, and performances all over Southern California.

 

 

Sophie Webber

 

"every note has meaning rather as a look or a touch does; the resulting conversations she has with the music are endlessly absorbing... Her subjective narrative suggests the freedom with which Pablo Casals brought the music back to life a century ago."

 ~GRAMOPHONE

 

Dr. Sophie Webber is an internationally accomplished soloist, chamber musician, and educator. A former DM student of Janos Starker and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, she previously studied with Richard Markson at Trinity College of Music, London, from where she graduated with a First Class Honors degree, as well as the Sir John Barbirolli memorial prize for cello.

Sophie has released two critically acclaimed albums, “Escape: Bach’s Six Suites for Solo Cello” (2018), and, in 2020, “B2C: Bach to Choir” (chosen by Music Director, Rik Malone, of Los Angeles’ KUSC 91.5FM, as one of his favorite albums of the year). This segue album was recorded with members of Chicago’s Choir of Ascension and features Bach’s Cello Suites Nos.1 and 3 alongside Sophie’s original choral arrangement.

In 2009, Sophie founded “Fused Muse Ensemble,” an npo with a mission to increase awareness of social issues through artistic works that integrate music with other media, and amplify those voices too often left unheard.