Deutschlandfunk: The song of viola and flute

9. May 2020
17. May 2020
20. December 2020

Livestream: From medieval to present

The violist Nils Mönkemeyer and the flutist Dorothee Oberlinger are now giving their joint concert in the Deutschlandfunk Chamber Music Hall in Cologne. (Simone Wien, Germany radio)

The song of viola and flute

Their final concert at the chamber music festival “Classical for All” in Bonn was canceled due to the corona crisis. They play it in the chamber music hall of Deutschlandfunk – only for radio and streaming audiences: Nils Mönkemeyer, viola, and Dorothee Oberlinger, recorder. Welcome to the open-up concert!

On microphone: Sylvia Systermans

Getting classic music out of the ivory tower and making it accessible to people who cannot afford a concert ticket, “give them hours of joy with music away from the official stages” – that is the idea of ​​the chamber music festival “Classical for everyone” by violist Nils Mönkemeyer in collaboration with Caritas Bonn. Many of the concerts are supposed to take place despite or precisely because of the corona measures – but under different circumstances. Nils Mönkemeyer and the flutist Dorothee Oberlinger will not play and moderate their concert on May 9, as planned, in the double church of Schwarzrheindorf in Bonn, but in the Deutschlandfunk Chamber Music Hall in Cologne. There they span a broad arc through the history of music, with works by Hildegard von Bingen and Luciano Berio. A ghost concert without an audience that everyone can still experience: on May 9 at this point via live stream, later as a radio broadcast and on social media channels via Nils Mönkemeyer.


Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
O Ecclesia

Dorothee Hahne (geb. 1966)
Commentari III

This is an unauthorized editing (§ 23,1 of the Copyright Act) for recorder and viola, the meaning and content of the original composition disfigured.

John Cage (1912-1992)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Solo pour la flûte traversière, BWV 1013
Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
Sequenza für Viola Solo

Johann Sebastian Bach
– Aus Sonate G-Dur, BWV 1039: Adagio e piano
– Invention Nr. 6, BWV 780
– Invention Nr. 1, BWV 772
– Krebskanon über das „Thema regium“ aus dem „Musikalischen Opfer“, BWV 1079

Luciano Berio
Gesti für Blockflöte Solo (1966)

Johann Sebastian Bach
Suite für Cello in der Übertragung für Viola Nr. 4 Es-Dur, BWV 1010
James Oswald (1710-1769)
The reel of Tulloch
Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
aus 44 Duos, Sz 98:
– Tanzlied 
– Ruthenische Kolomekja

Dorothee Oberlinger, recorder
Nils Mönkemeyer, Viola

Recording from May 9th, 2020 from the Deutschlandfunk Chamber Music Hall, Cologne

Deutschlandfunk Livestream May 9, 2020 8:00 p.m. und May 17, 2020 21:05 p.m.