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Piano by Nature Concert: Ethel, Dora, & A Gent Named Ludwig, Cello Sonatas by Smyth, Pejacevic, and Beethoven

April 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

On April 17th, Piano by Nature will present these two dynamic performers in a zoom program beginning at 7PM and free of charge. If you wish to join the live zoom event on April 17th, all you need to do is sign-up on our mailing list at the bottom of our website We will send you a link on the day of the concert and all you need to do is ‘press play’ when the ‘doors’ open anytime after 6:30PM EST. If you wish to listen later or listen again, come back to this page on our website to find the published link to their concert. Then watch it as many times as you like for two weeks! We hope to see you on the 17th and look forward to experiencing this very special event together!

For more than twenty years, Hannah Holman and Réne Lecuona have performed the canonic literature for cello and piano (Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Ravel, Prokofiev). They have also championed lesser-known works. Their CD recording Trouvaille (“Lucky Find”) featured pieces by French composer Louis Vierne and Hungarian composer Ernö Dohnányi. Fanfare magazine called Trouvailles, “breathtaking!” They introduced Léon Boëllmann’s Sonata for Cello and Piano to delighted French and Scottish audiences in 2017. Their recordings of Bernard Romberg’s Cello Sonatas have garnered over 106,000 hits on Youtube.

Recently, they have turned their artistic energy to masterpieces written by pre-eminent and needlessly forgotten women composers.

English composer and suffragette par excellence Ethel Smyth (1858-1944) was the only woman to have an opera produced by the Met until the early 21st century. She studied in Germany in the 1880s and met many of the most famous musicians of the day, including Brahms, Clara Schumann, and Tchaikovsky.

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