Sonia Wieder-Atherton

D’Est en Musique

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  • Cello
  • Piano

D’Est en Musique

With the screening of images from Chantal Akerman’s film D’Est (1993)

Maurice Ravel

Kaddisch, for cello and piano

Sergei Rachmaninov

Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, op. 19 (Largo – Allegro moderato)

Boris Tchaikovsky

Suite for solo Cello in D minor (Aria)

Fryderyk Chopin

Cello Sonata in G minor, op. 65 (Scherzo: Allegro con brio)

Bohuslav Martinů

Cello Sonata n.º 2, H. 286 (Largo)

Leoš Janáček

Moravian folk poetry in songs, for cello solo (transcribed by F. Krawczyk and S. Wieder-Atherton)

Béla Bartók

Romanian Folk Dances, for cello and piano (IV Bucsumí tánc / III Pe loc)

Alfred Schnittke

Sonata for Cello and Piano n.º 1 (Largo-Presto-Largo)

Sergei Prokofiev

Adagio op. 97bis, for cello and piano (from Cinderella)

Duration: 80 minutes without intermission


The images from D’Est, documentary maker Chantal Akerman’s masterpiece, remained with Sonia Wieder-Atherton for a long time. Watching an excerpt of the film, without sound, in the company of a Schnittke sonata, the cellist found herself imagining the music transforming the cars rolling over the snow into ballerinas full of lightness. It was this emotional mediation of the relationship between music and cinema that Wieder-Atherton set out to work on and share with pianist Sarah Rothenberg, developing the captivating project D’Est en Musique.


Héloïse Evano General director
Quentin Balpe Video director

Produced by Philharmonie de Paris in collaboration with Fondation Chantal Akerman, CINEMATEK and le Jeu de Paume.

Executive Production by Walter Films, with the precious support of Théâtre du Soleil.

Sonia Wieder-Atherton would like to thank Olivier Gluzman - Les Visiteurs du Soir.

Sponsor Gulbenkian Music

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation reserves the right to collect and keep records of images, sounds and voice for the diffusion and preservation of the memory of its cultural and artistic activity. For further information, please contact us through the Information Request form.

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