Keke Keukelaar

#3 De vlootschouw | De Ontroering

In this third episode, Mirjam van Hengel and Frans van Deursen take a closer look at the cello repertoire. Does the secret of the cello lie in it? For this they go to Belgium where they meet Artist in residence of the Cello Biennale 2022 Jean-Guihen Queyras. Mirjam asks him for 5 pieces that make up a fleet view and they talk about his personal route and discoveries therein.  

From 'The Swan' to Fauré's 'Elegie' or the stirring 'Kol Nidrei': no instrument sings itself so directly into your chest as the cello. But it can swing and thump just as well, and while the most famous cello compositions are in a minor key, cellists themselves are just about the most sociable musicians around. The cello seems to evoke sadness as well as being able to cherish and comfort. Is that so, and what is it about? In this new podcast series of the Cello Biennale Amsterdam, the festival that in 2022 has as its theme 'The Cello Moves', Mirjam van Hengel and Frans van Deursen go in search of the secret of the cello!