Actual Programs

John Cage


Chamber Music

Actual solo programs

Robert Schumann

(1810 - 1856)

John Adams


Franz Schubert

(1797 - 1828)

Kreisleriana op. 16

  Aeusserst bewegt

  Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch

  Sehr aufgeregt

  Sehr langsam

  Sehr lebhaft

  Sehr langsam

  Sehr rasch

  Schnell und spielend

China Gates (1977)


Sonata B major D 960

  Molto moderato

  Andante sostenuto

  Scherzo: Allegro vivace con delicatezza – Trio

  Allegro, ma non troppo - Presto

Program I

Hans Erich Apostel

(1901 - 1972)

J. S. Bach

(1685 - 1750)

John Adams


Claude Debussy

(1862 - 1918)


Claude Debussy

(1862 - 1918)


  Ten piano pieces after drawings by Alfred Kubin, Op.13 (1946)

Präludium und Fuge b-minor

  BWV 867 from: Welltempered Piano Book I (1722)

China Gates (1977)

Clair de lune (1890, from: „Suite bergamasque“)


Préludes Book I (1907/08)

  Danseuses de Delphes


  Le vent dans la plaine

  Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir

  Les collines d'Anacapri

  Des pas sur la neige

  Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest

  La fille aux cheveux de lin

  La sérénade interrompue

  La cathédrale engloutie

  La danse de Puck


Program II - Fantasy Images

Program III

Modest Mussorgsky 

(1839 - 1881)


Stephen Montague


Pictures at an Exhibition (1874)




  Il vecchio castello


  Tuileries (Dispute d‘enfants aprés jeux)



  Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks

  Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle


  Limoges – Le marché (La grande nouvelle)

  Catacombae (Sepulcrum romanum)

  Con mortuis in lingua mortua

  The Hut on Hen‘s Legs (Baba-Yaga)

  The Bogatyr Gate (at Kiev, the Ancient Capital) 



Autumn Leaves for piano with life electronics (2000 - 2003)

  When Autumn Leaves Begin to Fall

  Whirlwind at the Arsenal

  A Jack O'Lantern Smiles

  Night Frost Settles on a Pumpkin

  Dagger Dance

  A Crippled Ghost at Halloween

  Something's in Grandma's Attic

  Run from an Evil Sky

  Thanksgiving Hymn

  A Turkey Gobbler

  After Midnight in Sleepy Hollow

  The Headless Horseman 

John Cage

Sonatas & Interludes 

for prepared piano

What does music has in common with screws? Normally precious few. But nevertheless, there can be some. Whenever the American composer John Cage provides the strings of a piano with screws, nuts, pieces of plastic and rubber strips, then there arises a tender, sensitive world of sounds, which reminds rather of far eastern meditative sounds as to the thundering of a grand piano. An unexpected sound world enthralls the audience. 


The complete cycle (approx. 70 minutes) is presented together with an introduction to this sensitive music, associated with texts and quotations from John Cage. After the concert it is worthwhile to have a look into the the interior of the grand piano.

A recording of the Sonatas & Interludes has become published at CordAria (CDs).

Sonata 2

Watch on youtube:

John Cage · Sonatas & Interludes (complete) - Tim Ovens, piano

Repertoire (for details point with the mouse on the names of the composers)





















Classical modern music

 Apostel, Bartok, Boulanger, Hartmann, Janacek, Schoenberg, Schulhoff, Stravinsky, Webern

Contemporary music

 Cage (most of the entire works, including all works for prepared piano,

 all early works until 1948 as well as a large part of the later works)

 Ablinger, Adams, Berio, Copland, Crumb, Doehl, Doernberg, Feldman, Hamel, Holliger, Killmayer,  Kurtag, 

 Lachenmann, Li Ynghai, Ligeti, Mueller-Siemens, Paert, Spahlinger, Stockhausen, Takemitsu, and much more. 

Piano concertos


‍ Piano Concerto G major


‍ Piano Concerto A major KV 414

‍ Piano Concerto G major KV 453

‍ Piano Concerto C major KV 467

‍ Piano Concerto C minor KV 491


‍ Piano Concerto  no. 3 C minor op. 37

‍ Piano Concerto  no. 4 G major op. 58

‍ Concerto for Piano, Violin, Violoncello and Orchestra C major op. 56 


‍ Piano Concerto B-Dur op. 83


‍ Piano Concerto Nr. 1 e-moll op. 11


‍ Piano Concerto B major op. 83


‍ Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra


‍ Piano Concerto no. 3


‍ Ekloge


‍ Piano Concerto


‍ Jeux des tritons

‍ Sacred Concertos 

Bartok Piano concerto 3

Chamber music

Duets: Violin, violoncello, viola, clarinet, flute, erhu, two pianos, piano four hands (…)

Piano trios: Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Bloch, Shostakovich (...)

Song cycles: Schoene Muellerin (Schubert), The Nursery (Mussorgsky), Zeitungsausschnitte (Eisler)  (...)

Ensembles: Pierrot Lunaire (Schoenberg), The Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saens), Sonata for two Pianos and Percussion (Bartok), Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Messiaen) (...)

Yucati Trio (violin, violoncello, piano)

tonkunst ensemble hannover

Messiaen Quartet (clarinet, violin, violoncello, piano)

Christoph Marks, violoncello

Ma Xiaohui, erhu

Laura Pohl, soprano

Trio Saron (soprano, clarinet, piano)

Klaus Wunderer, violoncello

Christoph Rosenbaum, tenor

Ceruti Trio (violin, violoncello, piano)

Dieter Hufschmidt, reciter

Ralf Pegelhoff, clarinet

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