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Graham Waterhouse, 2010

Actual concert / Aktuelles Konzert

Samstag, 8. Mai 2021, 19:30 Uhr
Kunstforum Gilching

Das Lied durch die Jahrhunderte


Händel: Drei Arien aus Neun Deutsche Arien
Waterhouse: "Man in the Moon" aus "Moonbass für Sopran und Cello (2014)
Alexander von Zemlinksy: Walzergesänge für Sopran und Klavier
Waterhouse: Der Schimmelreiter für Cello und Klavier (2010)
Waterhouse: Song + Poetry Bug aus Emerald Spring für Sopran und Klavier (2017)
Richard Strauss: Ophelia für Sopran und Klavier
Waterhouse: Fergus für Sopran, Cello und Klavier (2018)

Elisabeth Rauch, Sopran
Miku Nishimoto-Neubert, Klavier
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)

Stefan Drees, in Das Orchester, Mai 2021: Graham Waterhouse / Skylla und Charybdis – Kammermusik: "... ist die Produktion, unter Mitwirkung von Waterhouse am Cello entstanden, insgesamt sehr lohnenswert und zeichnet sich durch eine Fülle feiner musikalischer Details aus."

Did you know …

… that pianist Miku Nishimoto-Neubert, a prize winner of the Leipzig Bach Competition, has been described as "moving between capricious high spirits and a meditative inwardness"?
(27 October 2013)

Published / Veröffentlicht

Variations, Schott 2020


Inspirations, Film von Nico Steencken, 2019

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