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Graham Waterhouse, 2010

Actual concert / Aktuelles Konzert

Samstag, 6. März 2021, 19 Uhr
Gasteig München, Kleiner Konzertsaal

Variations – Beethoven – Farao


Waterhouse: Kolomyka, from Polish Suite für Klaviertrio, op. 3 (1978)
Waterhouse: "Skylla und Charybdis für Klavierquartett (2014)
Waterhouse: Variations for Cello Solo (2019)
Waterhouse: Bells of Beyond für Klaviertrio (2013)
Beethoven/Waterhouse: Neue Bagatellen aus op. 119 für Streichquartett (2020 UA)
Waterhouse: Rhapsodie Macabre für Klavier und Streichquartett (2011, letzter Satz)

Katharina Sellheim, Klavier
David Frühwirth, Violine
Namiko Fuse, Violine
Konstantin Sellheim, Viola
Graham Waterhouse, Cello


Skylla und Charybdis - Farao classics, 2020

Rhapsodie Macabre für Klavier und Streichquartett (2011)
Bei Nacht für Klaviertrio, op. 50 (1999)
Trilogy für Klavier und Streichquartett (2013)
Bells of Beyond für Klaviertrio (2013)
Kolomyka, from Polish Suite für Klaviertrio, op. 3 (1978)
Skylla und Charybdis für Klavierquartett (2014)

Did you know …

… ... that celebrating his fiftieth birthday, Graham Waterhouse played the cello in his compositions for string quartet, some with a solo instrument?

(Wikipedia:Recent additions 21 March 2015)


Inspirations, Film von Nico Steencken, 2019

Published / Veröffentlicht

Variations, Schott 2020

Recent works / Neue Werke


Neue Bagatellen

New Bagatelles from Beethoven's op. 119 for string quartet
Neue Bagatellen aus Beethovens op. 119 für Streichquartett

UA 6. März 2020, München


Variations for Solo Cello

Variations for Solo Cello
Variationen für Cello solo

UA 14. Februar 2020, Wien

(en:) Variations for Cello Solo was written in December 2019, originally as an offering for an end-of-year family gathering. Each variation was to depict a member of the family, in character varioations similar to Elgar's Enigma Variations. The first public performance was given by the composer at a portrait concert in Vienna on 14th February 2020.

The theme contains four musical phrases, consisting of a sequence of rising thirds at the opening, and a sequence of pizzicato augmented fourths / diminished fifths at the close. Whilst the earlier variations adhere quite closely to the theme, the later variations mirror the theme less strictly. The variations cover a wide range of moods, motivations and manners, reflecting differences in personalities, attitudes and age-groups within a large family.

Following the vigorous, flamenco-style chords of Variation 8, the C-string is left vibrating. This should connect seamlessly with the first (bowed) note of the following variation. Scirocco then refers to the warm, south-easterly wind, and the variation should be played correspondingly "ventosamente" ("windily" or "airily"). The final variation extends to a rhapsodic quasi-coda, which climbs up to c'''' in altissima, before tumbling down 5 octaves back to the open C-string. The work closes with a re-statement of the opening theme, a kind of symbol of the continuity of the family, which, despite arguments and altercations, will always prevail.

Variations for Cello Solo is dedicated to Professor Young-Chang Cho, a former teacher, in grateful recognition of the memorable years of tuition at the Folkwang Hochschule. It was published by Schott in 2020.


Concentricities for clarinet, cello and piano
Konzentrisches für Klarinette, Cello und Klavier

UA 10. November 2019, München. Das Werk wurde von Schott 2020 veröffentlicht.


Dance of Death, string quartet
Totentanz, Streichquartett

UA 24. März 2019, München