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Schubert “Death and the Maiden"

Sunday, March 4, 2018 @ 3 PM Duo Lontano

Babette Hierholzer & Jürgen Appell, piano 4 hands

The Artists

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The Program
Babette Hierholzer & Jürgen Appell piano 4 hands
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Hebrides Overture in B Minor op. 26
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Fantasy in F Minor D. 940
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Overture to the opera “Tannhäuser”
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Notturno - Adagio in E flat Major op.148 D. 897
“Death and the Maiden”
Transcription of string quartet No. 14 in D Minor D. 810 for piano 4 hands by Robert Franz
  1. Allegro
  2. Andante con moto
  3. Scherzo - Allegro molto
  4. Finale - Presto


The Duo Lontano features the pianists Babette Hierholzer and Jürgen Appell and was founded in 2004.

The two artists can look back to more than ten years of successful concertizing on extended concert tours that led them to Italy, Germany, Venezuela, Mexico, Russia, Poland and to the USA and included an invitation to Caracas, Venezuela to perform Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in E-flat Major, KV 365 with the Orquesta Juvenil Simón Bolívar conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.

In recent years the Duo Lontano has performed in the United States at the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center in Tivoli, as well as at the Trailmix Concerts, the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, at Maverick Concerts in Woodstock and Downtown Music at Grace, White Plains, New York.

In March 2016 they were invited to Havana, Cuba, to perform, apart from a series of 4 hand recitals, the “Carnival of Animals” by Saint-Saens for 2 pianos and orchestra with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Cuba conducted by Enrique Ṕérez Mesa.

Highlights of 2017 were performances in Germany, Gran Canaria, Spain and Palermo, Sicily.

Duo Lontano released a CD by GENUIN with Mendelssohn’s octet, recorded at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Germany.

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