Image 1532

Chamber concert 7


Part of «Chamber Music Plus»

Clara Schumann: Three Romances for Violin and Piano op. 22
Heinz Holliger: «Romancendres» for Violoncello and Piano (2003)
Robert Schumann: «Fantasiestücke» for Clarinet and Piano op. 73


Anna Thorvaldsdottir: «Illumine» for 3 Violins, 2 Violas, 2 Violoncellos and Double Bass (2016)
Johannes Brahms: String Sextet no. 2 G major op. 36

Duration approx. 115 minutes, incl. interval

This programme revolves around Clara and Robert Schumann's relationship with Johannes Brahms, who probably supported Clara in 1893 when she burned the five Romances for cello and piano that Robert had been working on in 1853. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Heinz Holliger revives the music and life of Robert Schumann in his fascinating work "Romancendres". 

These romantic works are juxtaposed to Anna Thorvaldsdottir's music with its beautifully shimmering and disturbing sounds, as if the rays of light were illuminating a burdened or destroyed landscape. "Illumine" was inspired by the (Icelandic) dawn and the relationship between light and darkness, especially the magic of the first rays of sunlight.

More about Chamber music plus 2024

Who are the musicians at Chamber music plus 2024?

Introduction Podcast

Download program booklet

Video recordings of past concerts

Playlist ‘Chamber Music Plus 2024’ on Spotify

Piano: Joonas Ahonen (C. Schumann), Alasdair Beatson (Holliger), Paolo Giacometti (R. Schumann)
Violin: Daniel Bard (Thorvaldsdottir, Brahms), Sini Simonen (Brahms) Antonio Viñuales Pérez (Thorvaldsdottir), Maria Włoszczowska (C. Schumann, Thorvaldsdottir)
Viola: Alessandro D’Amico (Thorvaldsdottir, Brahms), Lilli Maijala (Brahms), Alinka Rowe (Thorvaldsdottir)
Violoncello: Francesco Dillon (Holliger, Thorvaldsdottir), Chiara Enderle Samatanga (Brahms), Guillermo Ortega Santos (Thorvaldsdottir, Brahms)
Double Bass: Jordi Carrasco Hjelm (Thorvaldsdottir)
Clarinet: Matthew Hunt (R. Schumann)

Concert introduction with Rolf Grolimund

1 hour before the concert | Tellenhaus Ernen (in German).

Add to agenda

Entrance fees

  • Price adults CHF 45.00
  • Price reduced CHF 20.00
  • Price Member TCS CHF 40.00
  • Price Kultur-GA CHF 0.00
Reduced price applies for children (under 18) and students (under 26). More information.


Members of the Musikdorf Ernen association receive savings on the season tickets compared to single tickets. More information.
Subscription Chamber music plus
  • Non-member CHF 425.00
  • Member CHF 380.00
  • Price teenager / student CHF 190.00
  • Price Member TCS CHF 380.00
  • Price Kultur-GA CHF 0.00
Buy subscription Become a member
Share this event:
07. August 2024 20 o' clock Kirche St. Georg Ernen Adults CHF 45.00.–