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Portrait Concert for Two Close Friends: Gubaidulina and Suslin Come to Hamburg

The Augsburg Catholic Academy will be presenting a double portrait of the composers Sofia Gubaidulina and Viktor Suslin on 8 and 9 December 2003, organised by the cellist Julius Berger. Last year, the Augsburg December portrait was dedicated to the Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki.

The following works will be performed:

8 December 2003

Gubaidulina: String Quartet No. 3

Suslin: "Chanson contre raison" for violoncello solo

Suslin: "Ton H" for violoncello and piano

Gubaidulina: "Quaternion" for 4 violoncelli

Suslin: Madrigal for 2 violoncelli

Suslin: Sonata per violoncello e percussione

9 December 2003

Gubaidulina: "On the Edge of the Abyss" for 7 violoncelli and 2 aquaphones

The performers will include:

Julius and Hyung-Yung Berger, violoncelli

Benaim Quartet

Both composers will attend the concerts.