Program Proposals

Selection of program proposals for recitals in the season 2018/2019:

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Cello Solo:
Heaven and Hell

Cello and Piano with pianist Tobias Borsboom
Love and Death  Romantic program
Bohemian Rhapsody Czech program
Maître et Apprenti  French program with a teacher-pupil line

All-time Favourites Easy-listening romantic cello favourites program
Hungarian Canvas Hungarian cello/piano program, with Kodály cello solo sonata

Cello and Double Bass with double bass player Quirijn van Regteren Altena:
Deep Feelings and Moments Musical 


Considerations concerning other repertoire is open for discussions. 
See also repertoire list..

Or, feel free to send an email to Pamela via and she will be happy to contact you directly to consider the various ideas.

Heaven and Hell. Solo cello

Johann Sebastian Bach   Suite for cello solo
Giovanni Sollima Hell 1. Songs from the Devine Comedy
Gaspar Cassadó Suite per violoncello
Zoltán Kodály Sonata opus 8 

This program is possible in combination with a presentation (including audio and video material) by Dr. Albert van der Schoot, professor aestehics and social philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and professor music philosophy of the University of  Antwerpen. 

Love and Death.


L. van Beethoven 12 Variations in F major 'Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen'
  from Mozart's die Zauberflöte
Franz Schubert Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D 821
Franz Liszt Romance Oubliée
Franz Liszt La lugubre gondola
Frédéric Chopin Sonata in G minor opus 65


Love and Death: Many of the greatest works of music owes its origin to two cornerstones of life: love and death. And they are often intertwined and used as a source of inspiration. This program leads from simple musical flirtations to workse that contain the full depth of feelings over a lifetime.

Bohemian Rhapsody.

Leoš Janáček Pohádka (fairytale)
Bohuslav Martinů   Variations on a theme by Rossini 
Antonín Dvořák  Waldesruhe from the Bohemian Forrest opus 68 
Antonín Dvořák Rondo in g minor opus 94
Josef Suk   Ballada and Serenade, opus 3
Antonín Dvořák   Polonaise in A major  B.94
Bohuslav Martinů   Sonata for cello and piano nr. 1  


Bohemian Rhapsody: What makes so much Czech music so irresistible? Is it the charm of the innocent and open-eyed inner child? Or perhaps the fairy-tale magic, spooky and dark atmospheres, and melodies rooted in folk music and dances from Bohemia and Moravia at the time..

Ma?tre et Apprenti French cello/piano program


Camille Saint-Saëns   Sonata for cello and piano no. 1 in C minor opus 32
Gabriel Fauré   Romance in A major opus 69
Maurice Ravel     Deux mélodies hébraïques   
Nadia Boulanger    Trois pièces pour cello et piano  
Gabriel Fauré   Sonata for cello and piano no. 2 in G minor opus 117
George Enescu Nocturne and Saltarello

French music in a concert that follows the line of master to pupil from Saint-Saëns to Fauré to Ravel, Boulanger and Enescu. A program full of french romanticism, Yiddish prayer songs, twinkling stars across the melancholic Parisian sky, and playful virtuosity. 

All time Favourites. Easy-listening cello/piano pr
Gabriel Fauré  Élégie opus 24
Maneal de Falla Suite populaire espagnole
Max Bruch Kol Nidrei
Maurice Ravel  Pièce en Forme de Habanera
Jules Massenet Méditation from Thaïs
Camille Saint-Saëns   Allegro Appassionato in B minor opus 43
Camille Saint-Saëns   Romance opus 51
Enrique Granados  Intermezzo from the opera ‘Goyescas'
Ernest Bloch  Prayer from a Jewish life nr. 1
Gaspar Cassadó Requiebros

'Easy listening' program of short Romantic Evergreens with French, Spanish and Jewish music.

Hungarian Canvas. Hungarian recital program

Franz Liszt Romance oubliée, S.132 for cello and piano
Franz Liszt Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth, S. 382 for cello and piano
Béla Bartók Romanian Folk Dances
Franz Liszt La lugubre gondola, S. 135 voor cello and piano
David Popper Hungarian Rhapsody
Zoltán Kodály Sonata for unaccompanied cello, Opus 8


All composers represented here were, in their different ways greatly important educators in and outside Hungary. Their influence were of great impact in the world. 


Deep Feelings. Cello/Double bass

J. Barrière Sonate à deux
J. Massenet DUO voor contrabas en cello (1883)
Jan Hanuš Divertimento in pensieri
Julius Golterman  Souvenirs de Bellini’ für Violoncello and Kontrabass
Renato Lemos Folklore-Duette aus Südamerika
A. Schnittke  ‘Hymnus II’ für Violoncello und Kontrabass
G.  Rossini Duet in D groot voor cello en contrabas

Pamela Smits – cello
Quirijn van Regteren Altena - double bass

Moment Musical. Cello/Double bass
Georg Philipp Telemann  Canonic Sonate nr. 1
Béla Bartók  10 Duos uit ’44 Duos für 2 Violin’
  Tót Nóta (Slowaks Song)  
  Ugyan Édes Komámasszony (Teasing Song)   
  Rutén Nóta (Ruthenian Song)
  Párnás Tánc (Pillow Dance)
  Mese (Fairy Tale)    
  Oláh Nóta (Rumanian Song)
  Játék (Play Song)   
  Magyar Nóta (Hungarian Song 1)
  Rutén Kolomejka (Ruthenian Kolomejka)
Riccardo Drigo  Serenade
Franz von Suppé  Dichter und Bauer
Edgar Meyer  Duo for Cello and Double Bass  
David Ellis   Sonata opus 42 for Unaccompanied Double Bass 
Franz Schubert  Moment Musical
Pjotr Illitsj Tchaikovsky  Barcarolle
Benjamin Godard  Berceuse
Giovanni Sollima Hell 1 for cello solo 
Johan Sebastian Bach  Air uit Suite nr. 3    

Pamela Smits, cello
Quirijn van Regteren Altena, double bass