Cello Biënnale 2020 Elegie voor Anner Bijlsma

Recording of Monday 26 October at the Cello Biennale Amsterdam: ‘Elegy for Anner Bijlsma’

Lidy Blijdorp, cello
Doris Hochscheid, cello
Ragazze Quartet: Ruña ‘t Hart, Jeanita Vriens violin, Annemijn Bergkotte viola, Rebecca Wise cello
Frank van de Laar, piano
Frans van Ruth, piano
Vera Beths, violin
Dirk Luijmes, harmonium
Astrid Haring, harp

Luigi Boccherini – Cello concert in G [Blijdorp]
Josef Suk – Elegy
Franz Liszt – Elegy No. 1, S.196
Martijn Padding – Homage to (and with) Anner
Matthijs Vermeulen – Sonata No. 1 for cello and piano [Hochscheid]

On July 25, 2019, our friend and mentor, the unforgettable cellist Anner Bijlsma, passed away. The eighth Cello Biennale is the first in which Anner Bijlsma no longer looks over our shoulder, and with his critical eye warns us against hubris and at the same time feeds us with small and large, nonsensical and brilliant ideas and suggestions. Without him the Biennale would have been very different, without him the Biennale will be very different.