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April 30, 2024 - 7:00pm

(doors open 6:15pm)

Isang Enders (cello)
Thomas Hoppe (piano)

Isang Enders

"Enders plays with technical sovereignty and above all emotional maturity that reveals a great artist"
- NDR Kultur -

Even in his early years, Isang Enders could be admired on stages around the globe and shone as a soloist with "outstanding technical ability". Today he devotes himself primarily to chamber music and outstanding recordings.

Thomas Hoppe

For many years a congenial partner at the piano for artists such as Itzak Perlmann, Vilde Frang, Tabea Zimmermann and many others. He is also a professor and lecturer at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin
... and also artistic advisor for feingeistmusik.


Johannes Brahms – Cellosonate e-Moll op. 38

Brahms wrote this sonata in his early years, benefiting from the fact that he played the cello himself. He loved the melancholic character of the instrument, but was also inspired by Clara Schumann, who was staying at the same idyllic spa resort at the time.

Paul Hindemith – Phantasiestück op.8/2

Somewhere between ecstasy and sanity, between passion and calm - this is how Glen Gould once described Paul Hindemith's compositions - exemplified in this middle work from "3 pieces for cello and piano".

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy – Sonate Nr.2 in D-Dur op.58
Mendelssohn's magnificent second cello sonata in 4 movements takes off furiously with a jubilant main theme in the Allegro assai. The two middle movements are particularly beautiful, melancholy, almost gloomy. This impression is dispelled by the finale: with its virtuoso passages, the fourth movement develops into a real challenge for the musicians, but for the listener it is one of the most furious finales in the entire cello literature.

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