Afternoon recital Lieder ohne Worte

Frans Helmerson, Hayoung Choi, Ella van Poucke, Alexander Warenberg, Jean-Guihen Queyras
Thu 7 Nov 14:00 - 15:00
Main Hall
Thu 7 Nov
14:00 - 15:00
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The famous duo Queyras – Bezuidenhout


Julius Klengel Impromptu in C ‘Wedding March’ 
Alfredo Piatti In Vacanza
Joseph Jongen Danses
Wilhelm Fitzenhagen Konzertwalzen
Felix Mendelssohn Lieder ohne Worte
Felix Mendelssohn Sonata No. 2 in D major


Frans Helmerson cello
Hayoung Choi cello
Ella van Poucke cello
Alexander Warenberg cello
Jean-Guihen Queyras cello
Kristian Bezuidenhout fortepiano

The Nineteenth Century is the century of romantic cello repertoire and Felix Mendelssohn’s music plays a central part in it. There is no instrument that can get close to the emotion of the human voice like the cello and Mendelssohn’s music, more than that of his predecessors, is focused on the personal sentiment. An ultimate example of this are his Lieder ohne Worte.

Mendelssohn’s second cello sonata has beautiful cello melodies as well as a spectacular piano part with broken piano chord rarely seen in duo sonatas. Leave that to top fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout on an Erard  piano, the same type of instrument Mendelssohn himself owned.

Cellist and composer Julius Klengel’s Impromptu for cello quartet is an extended version of Mendelssohn’s well-known Wedding March. In Wilhelm Fitzenhagen’s Konzertwalzen, Frans Helmerson – one of the most renowned cello pedagogues of today -  and three of his former students are able to channel all their virtuosity.