Duos for Cello and Piano
December 16-17, 2016 at 20h30
Niavaran Hall, Tehran
Anja Lechner: Cello
Francois Couturier: Piano
The musical affinity between Anja Lechner and François Couturier has been evident in their concerts and recordings with the Tarkovsky Quartet. In this new duo, the German cellist and the French pianist traverse a still-wider musical arc, playing pieces by G.I. Gurdjieff, Federico Mompou, Komitas Vartabed and Anouar Brahem, as well as Couturier’s own compositions.
New arrangements, free interpretation, and improvisation are all part of the work in their exploration of repertoire situated, metaphorically or musico-historically, at the crossroads of East and West.
So far and in different musical formations, Hermes Records hosted Anja Lechner three times and Francois Couturier two times in Tehran on which all enjoyed a sold out event and highly appreciated by the literate Tehranese audience. Now for the first time they are going on stage as a duo.
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