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"Alle Menschen werden Schwestern"
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Dancing Duo
feat. Kat Nakui, dancer
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Alle Menschen

"Alle Menschen werden Schwestern"

Understanding each other without words, listening closely, feeling together - with their program "Alle Menschen werden Schwestern" (all people become sisters) 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“

Dancing Duo

"Dancing Duo"

feat. Kat Nakui, dancer

"Dancing Duo" performs musical pirouettes, sways to the beat of a waltz, stamps its feet. Dances from all over the world tell of Pulcinella, of old folk tunes and the Argentine soul. In the last part of the concert, 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?

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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



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


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