Duo Sara Maurer / Claudia Ulla Binder

Sara Maurer
(voc)
Claudia Ulla Binder (p)


Having played together a couple of times in the nineties, Sara and I lost track of each other and came together again 3 years ago. Since then we share my music room and started to play again. Sara has a wonderful voice and a very natural approach to all kinds of music. Also trained as an actor, she has a fantastic stage appearance.....We both love the repertoire for voice and piano and alongside improvising started to play our way through all periods of classical music. We got serious about the idea of combining composed songs with free improvisation when we discovered Lili Boulanger’s and Ruth Crawford Seeger’s songs. The program now includes Arthur Honegger’s „6 poèmes d’Appollinaire“, 3 songs of Lili Boulanger from „Clairières dans le ciel“ and 5 songs of Ruth Crawford Seeger after Carl Sandburg poems.

Having performed successfully with this program, I decided to write a new piece myself for this duo. A first performance of the new program including this new composition is planned with the „Musikpodium der Stadt Zürich“, likely in January 2011.


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