10.06.2017 – CONCERT: “To sing with your fingers” – Sigrun Stephan plays on the clavichord works by Joh. Seb. Bach, D. Scarlatti, F. Hensel and many more



Dear friends of music and art,

On this day we will again experience an extraordinary program on the clavichord! This old instrument still finds its worshippers with its unique sound. You can find out more about the instrument on my page in the “History of the Piano”.
Sigrun Stephan is a guest in the music studio already for the second time. She describes the program “To sing with your fingers” as follows:

“Mit den Fingern zu singen” (“To sing with your fingers”) was written by Fanny Hensel, the sister of Felix Mendelssohn.

“To sing with your fingers” – the title for a clavichord concert can hardly be more appropriate. The clavichord was a very popular piano for private music from the 15th to the middle of the 19th century. There is no more sensitive keyboard instrument than the clavichord, the favorite instrument of Johann Sebastian Bach and many of his contemporaries. On no piano can one sing better than on the small but fine relative of the harpsichord and the fortepiano.

The harpsichordist Sigrun Stephan will be performing on a copy to a clavichord model by J.H. Play Silverman from 1775. The special feature of the program is that in addition to well-known composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach and Johann Pachelbel, the lesser well-known female colleagues such as Fanny Hensel and Anna Bon will also be heard on the extravagant, sensitive keyboard instrument.


Saturday, 10th of June 2017

5 pm

Blücherstraße 14
53115 Bonn


Joh. Seb. Bach (1685-1750)
Toccata E minor:

– un poco Allegro
– Adagio
– Fuga

 Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
Choralpartita: „Herzlich tut mich verlangen“

 Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
Toccata VII:

– Preludio
– Adaggio
– Folia

 Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre (1665-1729)
Tocade in F

 Anna Bon di Venezia (1738 – nach 1767)
Minuetto in F


Anna Bon di Venezia (1738 – nach 1767)
Allegro in C

Marie Szymanowska (1789-1831)

Fanny Hensel (1805-1847)
Andante E major

Wilh. Friedemann Bach (1710-1784)
Fantasie A minor
Polonaise E-minor

Johann Gottfried Müthel (1728-1788)
Sonate F major:

– Allegro
– Largo e staccato
– Presto

Entry: 15,-€ / 10,-€ red.

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Born in Eisenach, the same city as Johann Sebastian Bach was born, filled the harpsichordist Sigrun Stephan with pride, even when she was a child. In Weimar, where she attended the special school of music and studied the piano, she was almost daily reminded by a memorandum of Wilhelm Friedemann and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach that there are other wonderful keyboard instruments besides the piano.

The wish to explore the harpsichord stranded her of all things into the Ruhr area. There she studied with Ludger Remy at the Folkwanghochschule Essen, plus additional private studies with Robert Hill and Bob van Asperen. After completing her harpsichord studies, she held a teaching position at the Folkwanghochschule. In addition, she plays in various ensembles of continuo, is a soloist and has contributed to numerous CD productions. Sigrun Stephan is a co-founder of “Balletto Terzo”, an ensemble that attracts attention through special programs with music and text for ears and eyes.

Since 2006, inspired by Menno van Delft and first-class lead by Gerald Hambitzer, Sigrun Stephan is intensively dedicated to the clavichord and has specialized solistically on this expressive, sensitive instrument. Her motto “volume proves nothing” comes from Mark Twain.

I’m looking forward to your visit!

Gabriele Paqué

Note on parking!
Parking spots in Bonn-Poppelsdorf, about a 10 minutes walk from the Blücherstraße!

The next concert will take place on the 10th of June 2017:
Alexander Sergei Ramirez (guitar) presents “Leyendas de America Latina”: Works by P. X. Tirado, A. Barrius-Mangoré and H. Villa-Lobos

The gallery is open on saturdays between 14 and 18 o’clock.
After telephonic agreement the gallery can also be visited at other times.
Blücherstr. 14, 53115 Bonn
Phone: 0228-41076755