Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris

‘Cine-concert: Sonia Wieder-Atherton & Sarah Rothenberg’

14 Mar.'24
- 20:00

"D'Est" by Chantal Akerman in Music

People queueing, waiting for a bus or train. People walking through snow-covered streets lugging bags. People who stay silent, because history has taught them to. These are characters from the film D’Est (1993) by Chantal Akerman. In it, the Belgian director captures the reality in the former Soviet territories after the fall of the Wall. From summer to winter, she filmed people, buildings and landscapes, and assembled them into an impressionist poem. When cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton saw a passage from the film while Rachmaninoff’s cello sonata was playing in the background, she immediately knew that this footage and music have something to tell each other. Together with Akerman, she created a haunting cinematic concert in which D’Est resonates poetically with music by Schnittke, Martinů, Chopin and other composers from Russia and Eastern Europe.

21:40 Aftertalk with Sonia Wieder-Atherton, Lise Bruyneel & Katherina Lindekens (NL & FR) in the Henry Le Boeuf Hall

Read the programme booklet

Sonia Wieder-Atherton
Sarah Rothenberg
Maurice Ravel


Sergei Rachmaninov

Sonata for cello and piano, op. 19, 1st movement

Boris Tchaikovsky

Aria (Suite in d minor for solo cello)

Frédéric Chopin

Sonate for Cello and Piano, op. 65, 2nd movement

Bohuslav Martinů

Sonata for cello and piano no. 2, H 286, 2nd movement

Leoš Janáček

Moravian poem for solo cello (transcription by F. Krawczyk and S. Wieder-Atherton)

Béla Bartók

IV Dance from Bucium & III In One Spot (Romanian folk dances, Sz. 68)

Alfred Schnittke

Sonata for cello and piano no. 1

Sergey Prokofiev

Adagio, op. 97b (Cinderella)

Classical music

Early music


8 → 24


Practical information


Henry Le Boeuf Hall

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS

Without interval


Klarafestival Friends Pass - Duo

20 - 31 -

Klarafestival Friends Pass - Uno

20 - 31 -


24 - 36 -

< 30 year

12 - 18 -

Card : Preferential Reimbursement / EU Disability

12 - 18 -


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