Programme & Tickets

Saturday, 16. May 2020, 12:30
St. Charles Hall Meggen, Rittersaal

Cello and Accordion

11.00 Uhr | Introductory talk by Professor Marina Frolova-Walker (in English)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Sonata for Cello and Basso continuo No. 3 in G minor, BWV 1029

Sofia Gubaidulina (*1931)
In Croce for cello and accordion (1979/1992)

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921)
“Prière” for cello and accordion, Op. 158 (1919)

Sergey Akhunov (*1967)
Elegy in Memory of W. G. Sebald (2018, world premiere)

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14 (1912)

Nadja Boulanger (1887-1979)
Three Pieces for Cello and Piano, arr. for cello and accordion (1914)

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Le Grand Tango (1982)

The accordion may seem an unusual choice of instrument for a classical concert. If so, you will have the chance to discover the extraordinary range of musical possibilities this instrument offers. In a piece by Bach, it can ascend to the solemnity of an organ, while in a Piazzolla tango, it can fuse its classical and jazz potential with the spirit of Buenos Aires night life. Sofia Gubaidulina, a lifelong admirer of the accordion, makes it breathe and sigh like a human being in one of her best-known pieces, In Croce. The dynamic and engaging duet of Ksenia Sidorova and Camille Thomas will prove to you how well the cello and the accordion go together in this inventive programme, which includes the world premiere of a piece by Sergei Akhunov, a rising star among the new generation of composers.

Lunch: 11.30
Before the concert a buffet lunch will be available.
CHF 30 (4 variations incl. 1 drink)

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