Herzlich willkommen zu ensemble sonorizzonte. Der klangerfüllte Horizont.
Herzlich willkommen zu ensemble sonorizzonte. Der klangerfüllte Horizont.

sonorizzonte und ensemble sonorizzonte

     Chamber Music – Extraordinary!

Welcome to sonorizzonte - Concert Series and Ensemble

Logo sonorizzonte Logo cello | Jessica Kuhn
In 2013 Jessica Kuhn founded the concert series sonorizzonte, at that time under the name  „Jessica Kuhn lädt ein“ (Jessica Kuhn invites).
The central motivation lies in seeks out quantities unknown works and composers from the baroque music to the music of the 21st century.
"The Music Discoverer" titled a leading German newspaper, the Süddeutsche Zeitung, after the opening concert.
sonorizzonte confronts the discoveries gladly to well-known works - always in a special program concept.
sonorizzonte opens also different arts and supplements some of their programs by recitation and art installation.
2017 Jessica Kuhn brought the ensemble sonorizzonte into being - a soloist ensemble arising in changing formations.
In addition the violinist and violist  Elisabeth Kufferath and the pianist and composer Moritz Eggert, as well as Arno Jochem de La Rosée, viola da gamba.
ensemble sonorizzonte directs its focus toward the music of the 20th and 21st century as well as on the baroque music.
Since 2013 sonorizzonte commissioned four compositions. 
Doppel-DVD zum 5-jährigen Bestehen der Konzertreihe sonorizzonte - Titel

Doppel-DVD zum 5-jährigen Bestehen der Konzertreihe sonorizzonte - Musiker
Anniversary DVD „5 years sonorizzonte“
Double DVD to celebrate 5 years of the concert series sonorizzonte
Excerpts of live-recordings (video!) available at Jessica Kuhn
Recording
Hans R. Weiss, www.av-weiss.de

Work List

Commissioned works, world premieres and Munich premieres
 
2013
Wladimir Rosinskij
(*1962)
Sonata for electric viola (1992)
Munich premiere (2013)
2014
Richard Dünser
(*1959)
The garden of desires (2009/10)
for cello and piano Munich premiere (2014)
Rudi Spring
(*1962)
„Triptychon“ (2008 / 2001), Nr. 2, op. 69
for piano trio
Munich premiere (2014)
2015
István Láng
(*1933)
Sonata for cimbalom und ncello „Perpetuum Mobile“ (2015)
for cimbalom and cello
world premiere
Param Vir
(*1952)
„Wheeling past the stars“ (2007)
for soprano and cello
(Text: Rabindranath Tagore)
Munich premiere (2015)
Achim Christian Bornhoeft
(*1966)
Zweige (branches) (2005)
for soprano, cello and piano
(Text: Otomo Tabitó)
Munich premiere (2015)
2016
Franghiz Ali-Zadeh
(*1947)
Schwindende Schönheit“ (vanishing beauty) for viola d´amore, baroquecello, percussion and harp (2015)
World premiere, commissioned work of sonorizzonte
Param Vir
(*1952)
„Beyond the reach of the world“ (2009)
for cello and percussion
Munich premiere (2016)
Rudi Spring
(*1962)
String quartett „In Nomine“ (2015)
World premiere, commissioned work of sonorizzonte
Simon Frick
(*1983)
„Unreality Smog“ for viola and cello (2016)
World premiere
2017
Thomas Bocklenberg
(*1958)
„Blinde Berührung“ (blind touch) for viola da gamba und lute (2016)
World premiere
Moritz Eggert
(*1965)
„Consolations“ for electric viola (or amplified viola)
World premiere
Thorsten Encke
(*1966)
„Outlines“ for violin solo (2016)
World premiere
2018
Moritz Eggert
„Auf den Punkt“ (to the point) for pianotrio (2018)
World premiere, commissioned work of sonorizzonte
Johannes X. Schachtner
(*1985)
„FolliaBilder“ (FolliaPictures) pianotrio Nr. 2
world premiere, commissioned work of sonorizzonte
Status as of February 2019

Programs

Le Monde
Markus Schmitt
(*1965)
Siebenkäs-Musik (1992)
Walter Zimmermann
(*1949)
from: Vom Nutzen des Lassens /
From the use of the relinquish (1981-1984)
after Meister Eckhart
Garten des Vergessens / Garden of oblivion
Moritz Eggert
(*1965)
(to the point) for pianotrio (2018)
Babette Koblenz
(*1956)
Le Monde / The world (1991/92)

La Risposta
Girolamo Frescobaldi
(1583-1643)
Capriccio sopra La Sol Fa Re Mi (1626)
piano solo
Bernd Alois Zimmermann
(1918-1970)
Sonata for violin solo (1951)
Bernd Alois Zimmermann
Intercomunicazione for cello and piano (1967)
Anton Webern
(1883-1945)
Four pieces op. 7 for violin and piano (1910)
Moritz Eggert
(*1965)
„La Risposta“ for cello and piano (2002/04)
Claude Debussy
(1862-1918)
Sonata for violin and piano (1917)
Bernd Alois Zimmermann
„Présence Ballet blanc
(Concerto scénique)en cinq scènes“
for violin, cello and piano (1961)

Pas de deux en trois
Bernd Alois Zimmermann
(1918-1970)
„Extemporale“ Five pieces for piano (1938-1946)

Sonata for cello solo (1960)

Sonata for violin and piano (1950)
Johannes X. Schachtner
(*1985)
„FolliaBilder“ (FolliaPictures) pianotrio Nr. 2 (2018)

Aria
In the famous Goldberg Variations composed by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1741 for harpsichord, we rediscover a highlight of the Baroque variation form. Russian violinist and conductor Dmitri Sitkovetski arranged this work for string trio in 1984, taking the piece’s polyphony literally in the process: each voice was given its own instrument - violin, viola and cello. This "work for keyboard, consisting of an aria with various changes for harpsichord with two manuals" (description of the piece from the 1741 first edition) transcribed for string trio will be an especially memorable musical experience and listening pleasure!
Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685 - 1750)
Aria with 30 variations, BWV 988 "Goldberg-Variationen"
arranged for String Trio by Dmitri Sitkovetski (1984)

Bell'Cello & Gambello I
Jessica Kuhn - baroque cello / cello piccolo
Arno Jochem de La Rosée - viola da gamba / lyra viol
Anonymous
(1684)
Johnny Cock thy Beaver (a scotch tune to a ground)
Giovanni Coperario
(John Cooper)
(ca. 1570-1626)
Fantasia
Anonymous
(1580)
Woodycock
Lancashire pipe solo lyra Viol
Giorgio Antoniotti
(1692-1776)
Sonate Nr. 11 op. 1 a-moll
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756-1791)
Arias from the magic flute
Jean-Pierre Guignon
(1702-1774)
Sonata in B major
Allegro – Adagio - Gigue
François Couperin
(1668-1733)
Duo from „Les goûts-réunis“
Vivement – Air – Sarabande – Chaconne légère
Bell'Cello & Gambello II
John Jenkins
(1592-1678)
Fantasia and Ayre in a for 2 viola da gambas and bass (17th century)
Carl Friedrich Abel Viola da gamba solo
Christoph Schaffrath
(ca. 1709-1763)
Duetto in d minor (ca. 1760)
Adagio
Allegro
Christopher Simpson
(1605-1669)
Division in F for 2 viols (um 1659)
(Bodleian Library MS)
Giuseppe dall´Abaco
(1710-1805)
La Sampogna, Sonata in C major
Poco Andante
La Sampogna: Allegro
François Couperin
(1668-1733)
Duo from „Les goûts-réunis“
Vivement – Air – Sarabande – Chaconne légère
J. S. Bach
(1685-1750)
Brandenburgisches Konzert No. 6
2nd and 3d movement

Caprice
Jessica Kuhn - baroque cello / cello piccolo
Arno Jochem de La Rosée - viola da gamba / lyra viol
Michael Freimuth - theorbo/lute
In this program you will experience the historical instruments baroque cello, viola da gamba and theorbo in music from the early 17th century to the present.
The theorbo, developed at the end of the sixteenth century, is an instrument from the lute family with extended neck and at least 14 strings, which gives the instrument an enormously broad register and an extraordinary sound.
You will hear early 17th-century compositions from England by the then famous composer, gambist and lutenist John Jenkins (whose pupil Tobias Hume was the first person in the history of music to require playing with the back of the bow - col legno), and viola da gamba virtuoso Christopher Simpson, a master of divisions, which are melodic and virtuoso variations on a theme for bass.
The fine French music of Versailles during the reign of Louis XIV will be performed with a musette by Robert de Visée and a suite by the famous Marin Marais - the “sun king’s” own personal gambist. In addition to the violin and theorbo, you will have the rare opportunity to hear the violoncello piccolo, which, due to its higher-sounding upper e-string has a sonority similar to that of a viola.
Italy will be represented by the Milanese composer Giorgio Antoniotti and Germany will be represented by Christoph Schaffrath, whose works, turning to a more liberated way of composing and leaving the strict contrasting form of the Baroque behind, evolved into the gallant style that emerged around 1720. We have thus arrived in the early Classical period and at the music of Joseph Haydn; we will be performing one of the Baryton trios, which Haydn wrote for the music-loving, cello and baryton-playing Nicholas I of Hungary’s Esterházy royal family.
Naturally, contrasting pieces of contemporary classical music are not to be left out of this evening either: The fascinating tension between historical instruments and the musical language of the 21st century is explored in a sarabande by the Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, as well as in the duo by guitarist and composer Thomas Bocklenberg. Blockenberg’s duo Blind Touch is a spirited piece in which lute and viola da gamba play equal roles. The piece challenges both musicians to develop an instinct for the other’s range and to respond to each other to a great extent.
John Jenkins
(1592-1678)
Fantasia and Ayre in a for 2 gambas and bass
viola da gamba - cello piccolo – theorbo
Thomas Bocklenberg
(*1958)
Blind Touch for lute and viola da gamba (2016)
first release
Christoph Schaffrath
(ca. 1709-1763)
Duet in D minor (ca. 1760)
cello piccolo – viola da gamba
Marin Marais
(1656-1728)
Suite in G for 2 viols da gamba und basso
continuo
from the 4th book (1717)
viola da gamba - cello piccolo – theorbo
Christopher Simpson
(1605-1669)
Division in F for 2 viols (ca. 1659)
(Bodleian Library MS)
viola da gamba - cello
Krzysztof Penderecki
(*1933)
Sarabande – J. S. Bach in memoriam (2000)
cello solo
Tobias Hume
(1569-1645)
2 pieces for lyra viol in tablature
"Touch me lightly" – "Harke, Harke" (ca. 1605)
viola da gamba solo
Robert de Visée
(ca. 1660-1732)
Musette (um 1699)
theorbo solo
Giorgio Antoniotti
(1692-1776)
Sonata No. 11 A minor (ca.1737)
cello - viola da gamba – theorbo
Joseph Haydn
(1732-1809)
„Baryton Trio“ No. 77 G Major (ca. 1773)
cello - viola da gamba – theorbo

Wild Heart
In either of these two programs to choose from, you will experience the extraordinary and delightful combination of psalter (or cimbalom), baroque cello / violoncello and percussion.
a | Exclusively Rennaissance- and Baroque music with works by Jean Philippe Rameau, Francois Couperin, Jean Baptiste Lully and Johann Sebastian Bach with percussion improvisation.
b | Rennaissance- and Baroque music in dialog with the music of György Kurtág, also with percussion improvisation.
Enikö Ginzery - cimbalom / psalter
(www.ginzery.com)
Jessica Kuhn - baroque cello/cello
Michael Metzler - percussion
Enikö Ginzery from Bratislava, Slovakia, is one of the very few great virtuosos of the cimbalom, a hammer dulcimer-like instrument which originated in Hungary and was especially popular in the 16th century. She is also a master of the still older psalter, which originally came from the Orient, and has an incomparable way of singing and speaking through her instruments.
You will also experience Micahel Metzler, who is rhythmically at one with the tambourine and other percussion instruments. A concert musician who performs worldwide, among others with Cecilia Bartoli, Michael Metzler conjures wonderful sounds and songs from his various instruments.
Together with baroque- and modern cello, we will be performing completely new arrangements and improvisations of Renaissance and Baroque works, as well as modern Hungarian compositions. Songs and dances from Hungarian tablature of the 17th century and Lully’s Alceste suite from 1674, which inspired the concert title, take on entirely new dimensions.
We embellish the dance passages of Bach’s 5th solo suite for violoncello with a completely new sound, as we will be performing them with percussion. This interpretation is – in a literal sense – in sync with the rhythm of the times, and part of an extraordinary program that will make your heart beat faster.
a | Wild Heart
Miscellannea Tabulatura Songs and Dances from hungarian tablature
of the 17th /18th century
for psalter, baroque cello and percussion
Jean Philippe Rameau
(1683-1764)
cello and psalter:
Les Tendres Plaintes
Francois Couperin
(1668-1733)
Les Coucous bénévoles
Jean Philippe Rameau Le Rappel des Oiseaux
Tambourin
Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750)
Suite No. 5 C minor BWV 1011 (ca.1720)
for baroque cello and percussion
alternating with
Anonym
Saltarello (14th century)
Guillaume de Machaut
(ca. 1300-1377)
Ballade
Douce Dame
Anonymus La Folia de España für Psalter solo (1674)
Jean Baptiste Lully
(1632-1687)
Alceste Suite, aus Airs propres pour le Tympanon (1674)
for psalter, baroque cello and percussion

b | Wild Heart
Miscellannea Tabulatura Songs and Dances from hungarian tablature
of the 17th /18th century
for psalter, baroque cello and percussion
Jakob Herman Klein
(1688-1748)
Sonata for baroque cello and basso continuo op. 4 No. 5
A minor (1746) for baroque cello and cimbalom
Percussion Improvisation 1
István Láng
(*1933)
Sonata for cimbalom and cello (2014)
Perpetuum mobile
Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750)
Suite No. 5 C minor BWV 1011 (ca.1720)
for baroque cello and percussion
alternating with
György Kurtág
(*1926)
Játékok (Games) for cimbalom solo (1964)
Percussion Improvisation 2
Anonymus La Folia de España für Psalter solo (1674)
Jean Baptiste Lully
(1632-1687)
Alceste Suite, aus Airs propres pour le Tympanon (1674)
for psalter, baroque cello and percussion
Subject to alterations

Media Center

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Video
Solosonate am 24.11.2018
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Live recording from November 24, 2018
concert series sonorizzonte
Munich, Sophiensaal
B. A. Zimmermann sonata for cello solo
in alternation with
J. S. Bach
Sarabande e flat major / d minor
Jessica Kuhn - cello
Video
sonorizzonte trailer movie, Dana Popescu, 2018
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sonorizzonte trailer video
for the concert November 24, 2018, Sophiensaal Munich
ensemble sonorizzonte
Elisabeth Kufferath - violin
Jessica Kuhn - cello
Moritz Eggert - piano
Recording
Dana Popescu
Video
Mitschnitt aus der Konzertreihe sonorizzonte 2017
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Live recording from April 30, 2017
concert series sonorizzonte
München, Alte Hofkapelle der Residenz
CAPRICE
ensemble sonorizzonte
Jessica Kuhn - cello piccolo
Arno Jochem de La Rosée - viola da Gamba
Michael Freimuth - theorbo
Video
Mitschnitt aus der Konzertreihe sonorizzonte 2017 Présence
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Live recording from March 18, 2017
concert series sonorizzonte
Munich, Nymphenburg castle
scenes from „Présence Ballet blanc“
(Concerto scénique en cinq scènes)
Nymphenburg castle, Munich
sponsored by the LH Munich, department of culture
ensemble sonorizzonte
Elisabeth Kufferath - violin
Jessica Kuhn - cello
Moritz Eggert - piano
Recording
Hans R. Weiss, www.av-weiss.de
Video
Mitschnitt aus der Konzertreihe sonorizzonte 2015 Wheeling past the stars, Sopran Suzanne Fisher
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Live recording from March 13, 2015
concert series sonorizzonte
Munich, Nymphenburg castle
Param Vir
Wheeling past the stars
Musicians
Suzanne Fisher - soprano
Jessica Kuhn - cello
Recording
Hans R. Weiss, www.av-weiss.de
Video
Mitschnitt aus der Konzertreihe sonorizzonte 2015 Bach
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Live recording from January 23, 2015
concert series sonorizzonte
Munich, Nymphenburg castle
Johann Sebastian Bach
Suite No. 5 c minor BWV 1011 with baroque cello and percussion
in alternation with György Kurtág
Játékok (Games) for cimbalom solo (collection since 1964)
Courrante - Übermütiger Csárdás - Sarabande - Hommage á J. S.Bach - Gavotte I / II - Blumen, die Menschen, nur Blumen
Musicians
Enikö Ginzery - psalter
Jessica Kuhn - baroque cello
Michael Metzler - percussion
Recording
Hans R. Weiss, www.av-weiss.de
Video
Mitschnitt aus der Konzertreihe sonorizzonte 2015 Chorea Hungarica
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Live recording from January 23, 2015
concert series sonorizzonte
Munich, Nymphenburg castle
Tabulatura Miscellanea
Chorea Hungarica, Chorea Pollonica
Musicians
Enikö Ginzery - psalter
Jessica Kuhn - baroque cello
Michael Metzler - percussion
Recording
Hans R. Weiss, www.av-weiss.de
Video
Mitschnitt aus der Konzertreihe sonorizzonte 2015 Chorea Ex G
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Livlive recording from January 23, 2015
concert series sonorizzonte
Munich, Nymphenburg castle
Tabulatura Miscellanea
Chorea Ex G, Chorea Ex -E, Chorea Kosacky
Musicians
Enikö Ginzery - psalter
Jessica Kuhn - baroque cello
Michael Metzler - Percussion
Recording
Hans R. Weiss, www.av-weiss.de
Video
Mitschnitt aus der Konzertreihe 2014
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A cross –section of all concerts of the season 2014
concert series sonorizzonte
Munich, Akademischer Gesangverein
Capriccio
Tango & Barock
Tage- und Nachtbücher
Erlesene Kostbarkeiten
Recording
Hans R. Weiss, www.av-weiss.de
Video
Mitschnitt aus der Konzertreihe 2013 - Gesang der Vögel
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Live recording March 2013
concert series sonorizzonte
Munich, Akademischer Gesangverein
El cant dels ocells (the song of the birds): the Catalan folksong after Pablo Casals in an arrangement of Jessica Kuhn
Jessica Kuhn - Violoncello solo
Video, Ton
Hans R. Weiss, www.av-weiss.de

Press

Interviews
Interview 2018 Applaus
An interview with Jessica Kuhn and the german magazine Applaus 2018
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Interview 2017 Applaus
An interview with Jessica Kuhn and the german magazine Applaus 2017
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Concert Series 2013

“... And indeed between baroque spices and framed by the indestructible Vivaldi, violinistic fire flared up in unexpected places: in a piece by Wladimir Rosinkij of Sibiria and in in a piece by Witold Lutoslawski of Polen – all that joined by virtuoso harp brio in a solo piece by Meinrad Schmitt. Those were unusual sounds on the first night of a concert series, but the unconventional program, which moves between familiar baroque and rare modern pieces, is what makes the new series so special...”
Klaus P. Richter: The Music Explorer, Süddeutsche Zeitung (prominent German newspaper) Feb. 4, 2013
“Behind 'Jessica Kuhn invites,' there stands a cellist who has always been an advocate for the extraordinary: for new music, rare repertoire and unconventional instrumentation. It is with exactly that, that the cellist has now conceived her own series of chamber music concerts, which will begin in the Spring of 2013. She enriches the musical metropolis of Munich.”
Marco Frei, Ensemble Magazin, 5/2013

Concert Series 2014

“Cellist Jessica Kuhn knows what is required, but she also knows her own way. A way along which she wants, above all, to put the possibilities of her instrument to the test, in unusual combinations and interesting topical concerts. Inspired by Natalia Gutman, under whom she received her master diploma, the cellist born in Düsseldorf always mixes a healthy pinch of avant-garde into her programs. […] No wonder, that the musical embrace between tango and baroque took place with Luis Borda… ”
Klaus P. Richter: A Woman's Strings, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Feb. 28, 2014