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Inner worlds
Violoncello solo
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"Alle Menschen werden Schwestern"
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Dancing Duo
feat. Kat Nakui

Inner worlds

Violoncello solo

Music that makes the inner life of the human soul audible with its many-voiced facets both in monologues and dialogues, and shows how one can be with many - even all alone.
The compositions of the evening deliberately break open the dimensions of classical cello playing and thus give the unlimited world that we carry within us space to unfold with the voice of the cello.
In Johann Sebastian Bach's Suite No. 5 and Zoltan Kodaly's monumental Solo Sonata, different strings of the instrument are tuned lower, creating a large sound frame that also evokes dark, raw timbres.
Hildegard von Bingen's "O vis eternitatis" is accompanied by the cello itself through the use of a loop station, and in Giovanni Sollima's "Lamentatio" the voice also sings in dialogue with the instrument.


Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179): O vis eternitatis: Et sic indumena ipsius

Cello and Loop Station

J. S. Bach
(1685-1750): Suite No. 5 for Violoncello solo in C minor, BWV 1011
Gavotte I & II


Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967): Solo sonata Op. 8
Allegro maestoso ma appassionato
Adagio con gran espressione
Allegro molto vivace

Giovanni Sollima (1962): Lamentatio for Cello and voice


"Alle Menschen werden Schwestern"

Duo Anouchka & Katharina Hack, Cello & Piano

Understanding each other without words, listening closely, feeling together - with their program "Alle Menschen werden Schwestern" the duo Anouchka & Katharina Hack traces the bond. It is not only the extraordinary bond between siblings that becomes audible in compositions by the sisters Boulanger, Fanny Hensel and Felix Mendelssohn as well as in the intimate dialogue of joint, spontaneous improvisations by the sister duo. Imagination as a unifying force between all people is also in the focus of this musical search for traces of the question: What brings us together as human beings?

Fanny Hensel (1805-1847): Fantasy in G minor for Cello and Piano

Lili Boulanger (1893-1918): Trois morceaux pour piano

I. D ́un vieux jardin

II. D ́un jardin clair

III. Cortège

Free Improvisation, Duo Anouchka & Katharina Hack

Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979): Trois pièces pour violoncelle et piano                                   

I. Modéré

II. Sans vitesse

III. Nerveusment rhythmé

Alicia Keys (*1981): If I Ain´t Got You (arrangement for Cello and Piano, Wolf Kerschek)

Giovanni Sollima (*1962): Lamentatio for Cello solo and voice

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847): Song without words Op. 62 No. 25

Fanny Hensel (1805-1847): Schwanenlied

Free Improvisation, Duo Anouchka & Katharina Hack

Richard Strauss (1864-1949): „Morgen!“

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): „An die Hoffnung“ Op. 94

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Sonata in C major Op. 102 No. 1 for Piano and Cello
Andante - Allegro vivace
Adagio - Allegro vivace

Marina Baranova (1981): comissioned piece inspired by Beethoven´s 9th Symphony/ „Ode to joy“   

Alle Menschen


Duo Anouchka & Katharina Hack, Cello & Piano

Intimate friendship, the bond of two sisters, or the unbreakable roots to the homeland - the music of these inseparables still makes us feel their connections deeply in notes and sounds and moves us to the core: Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms, Nadia and Lili Boulanger and Dmitri Shostakovich, who remained true to his country despite all political difficulties.

"There is always happiness on every page, happiness in thicker and thicker letters. And I feel more conncted to you than ever at this moment, dear past, dear present, my dear inseparable." - Simone de Beauvoir to Élisabeth Lacoin ("Zaza")

Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
: Three Romances Op. 22
I. Andante molto

II. Allegretto
III. Leidenschaftlich schnell

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Sonata for Cello and Piano in E minor Op. 38
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Allegretto quasi Minuetto
III. Allegro


Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979): Trois pièces pour violoncelle et piano                     
I. Modéré
II. Sans vitesse
III. Nerveusment rhythmé

Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) : Nocturne

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975): Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor Op. 40
I. Allegro moderato
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Allegro


Dancing Duo

Dancing Duo

Duo Anouchka & Katharina Hack, Cello & Piano, feat. Kat Nakui, dance

"Dancing Duo" performs musical pirouettes, sways to the beat of a waltz, stomps its feet. Dances from all over the world tell stories of Pulcinella, of old folk tunes and the Argentinian soul.

The duo Anouchka & Katharina Hack, together with dancer Kat Nakui go in search of the magical component that connects dances from baroque to tango: what is in this music that awakens the desire to move in us?


Gaspar Cassado (1897-1966): Requiebros

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971): Suite Italienne
I. Introduzione
II. Serenata
III. Aria
IV. Tarantella
V. Minuetto e Finale
Mel Bonis (1858-1937): Salomé

Manuel De Falla (1876-1946): from Suite Espagnole: Nana

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Libertango

Gaspar Cassado (1897-1966): Le danse du diable vert


Francis Poulenc (1899-1963): Les Chemins de l´amour

Victor Herbert (1859-1924): Petite Valse

Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962): Liebesfreud

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764): from Piéces de clavecin - Suite in E minor
Gigue en Rondeau

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Le Grand Tango

With dancer Kat Nakui:

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Oblivion


Béla Bartók (1881-1945): Romanian Folk Dances (arr. for Cello and Piano)
I. Joc cu bata
II. Braul
III. Pe loc
IV. Buciumeana
V. Poarga romaneasca
VI. Maruntel


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