The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic

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The sound of a single cello can captivate; but hearing 12 cellos in unison is dangerously addictive. The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic perform worldwide with diverse programmes and a lot of humour. Some of Grafenegg's past Composers in Residence have written for this virtuoso ensemble, including Brett Dean.

Program and cast

BORIS BLACHER
«Blues, Espagnola and Rumba philharmonica»


CLAUDE DEBUSSY
«La cathédrale engloutie» (Arr. for twelve Violoncelli: Wilhelm Kaiser-Lindemann)
«Claire de lune» (Arr. for twelve Violoncelli: Wilhelm Kaiser-Lindemann)


BRETT DEAN
«Twelve Angry Men» for twelve Violoncelli


JUAN TIZOL
«Caravan» (in collaboration with Duke Ellington)


SPIRITUAL
«Deep River» (Arr. for twelve Violoncelli: Wilhelm Kaiser-Lindemann)


KRZESIMIR DEBSKI
«Cello Animation»


WILHELM KAISER-LINDEMANN
Variaçiões brasileiras «Die 12 in Bossa Nova»


ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
«Buenos Aires hora cero» (Arr.: Harold Noben)
«Revirado» (Arr.: David Riniker)
«Soledad» (Arr.: Ludwig Quandt)
«Tres minutos con la realidad» (Arr.: David Riniker)

 

Grafenegg Festival, Austria

The Grafenegg Music Festival is a new major international Austrian festival for classical music close to Vienna. The annual festival takes place on the grounds of Grafenegg Castle. Two major venues have been built for the festival in the park of the castle: The open-air stage Wolkenturm (capacity 1,730, opened 2007) as well as the new concert hall Auditorium (capacity 1,372, opened 2008).

The artistic director is pianist Rudolf Buchbinder. The festival's program consists of symphonic and chamber music as well as recitals. International guest orchestras are performing as well as the Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra, which serves as orchestra in residence. The first festival started on August, 23rd, 2007 and lasted until September, 9th, 2007.

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