[...] NILS MÖNKEMEYER & WILLIAM YOUN - Pierre Boulez Saal

Artists

Nils Mönkemeyer

Viola

William Youn

Piano

Program

Johann Sebastian Bach

Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G major BWV 1007

Arrangement for Viola by Nils Mönkemeyer

Johann Sebastian Bach

Capriccio sopra la lontananza del fratello dilettissimo for Piano in B-flat major BWV 992

Morton Feldman

The Viola in My Life III for Viola and Piano

Johann Sebastian Bach

Siciliano from the Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E-flat major BWV 1031

Arrangement for Piano by Wilhelm Kempff

Johann Sebastian Bach

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 659

Arrangement for Viola and Piano by William Youn and Nils Mönkemeyer

Konstantia Gourzi

nine lullabies for a new world - Hommage à J. S. Bach for Solo Viola Op. 49

Johann Sebastian Bach

Excerpts from The Art of the Fugue BWV 1080

Arrangement for Viola and Piano by William Youn and Nils Mönkemeyer

Johann Sebastian Bach

Vor deinen Thron tret' ich hiermit BWV 668

Arrangement for Viola and Piano by William Youn and Nils Mönkemeyer

Johannes Brahms

Sonata for Clarinet (Viola) and Piano in F minor Op. 120/1

Approximate running time: 2h with one intermission

Nils Mönkemeyer and William Youn return to the Pierre Boulez Saal to perform a number of their own arrangements of Bach’s chorale preludes and a cello suite as well as excerpts from The Art of the Fugue. Interspersed with these are works by Morton Feldman and miniatures by Greek composer Konstantia Gourzi, written for Mönkemeyer in response to Bach. The program is capped by Brahms’s Sonata in F minor––also heard in its original version for clarinet in Jörg Widmann and Mitsuko Uchida’s concert in October.