26.04.–05.05.2024 / Tartu
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Sat, April 27
Anna-Liisa Eller & Taavi Kerikmäe

Tartu University Museum
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Tickets: 21/15 €

Anna-Liisa Eller (kannel)
Taavi Kerikmäe (clavichord,
harmoonium, electronics)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) – Adagissimo from Capriccio on the departure of a beloved brother BWV 992 (1704), arr. A.-L. Eller / T. Kerikmäe 

Tatjana Kozlova-JohannesA Place Not Found (2024, premiere) for kannel and piano

Leopold Silvius Weiss (1687–1750) – Tombeau sur la morte m Comte de Logy (1721, arr. A.-L. Eller)

Helena TulveElegeia (2024, premiere) for kannel and pump organ

Robert de Visée (ca 1655–1732) – Tombeau pour Mesdemoiselles de Visée (1716)


A Place Not Found (2024, premiere). Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes: sometimes we want to return to a place but discover that it no longer exists. Instead, it has been turned into a shopping mall or the old building has been demolished altogether, and the only things that remind us of it are a couple of apple trees. Sometimes the place we are looking for is not outside but inside us. In this piece this place was lightness.

Elegeia (2024, premiere) for kannel and pump organ. ‘Elegeia’ (‘elegy’ in Greek) – a song, poem or music that conveys internal sadness and grief brought on by loss, death, love or war and that may lead to consolation through acknowledging the value of what was lost.

To live in this world
you must be able
to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it
to let it go.
(Mary Oliver, “In Blackwater Woods”)

This piece is dedicated to Anna-Liisa Eller and Taavi Kerikmäe.

Kannel player Anna-Liisa Eller and versatile pianist Taavi Kerikmäe are brilliant musicians who have delighted audiences with their unique combination of instruments already for several years. In their exciting programmes they ingeniously combine the newest compositions with earlier music. Alongside fresh pieces by Tatjana Kozlova-Johannese and Helena Tulve, the audience can enjoy captivating musical gems from the Baroque era, which will surely come as wonderful surprises for many listeners.   

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