Japanese Chamber Cabaret at the Danish National Museum

By Ronnie Rocket, in Berlin-Charlottenburg and Copenhagen

This Sunday, the Danish National Museum will be the unique venue for a surprising matinee concert. The ensemble Eriko Makimura & Co. consisting of a tradtional chamber music format of piano and cello are joined by singers, actors and ballet dancers on the stage. Performing a set of compositions that are rarely played and adapted for the event, that is part of a charity concert series raising money for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The event is named after the song by the German techno band Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft, who just recently performed at DR Koncerthuset in Copenhagen.

Here is the list of works. Below you will find recordings and videos of the original and/or previously recorded versions of the music as a “warm up” service for the show.

Time: Sunday October 2nd, 2011, 14:00.
Place: The Danish National Museum, Ny Vestergade 10 (main entrance), 1220 Copenhagen K.
Tickets: DKK 150 at the door (door opens at 13:00).

1. D.A.F.: Der Räuber und der Prinz



2. Henry Purcell: The Cold Song (inspired by Klaus Nomi)


3. Friedlich Hollaender: Falling In Love Again (inspired by Marlene Dietrich)


4. Rodion Shchedrin: A la Albeniz


5. John Cage: A Room


6. Margo Guryan: The Chopsticks Variations





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New Chamber Music Salon in Copenhagen

Tonight, Copenhagen gets a new salon for the chamber music society: Den Collinske Gaard. Greater Copenhagen already has around 15 venues, but very few privately owned. It is located in very historical buildings in central Copenhagen next to The Royal Palace. The opening concert is performed by the Japanese pianist Eriko Makimura with a programme of selected themes and compositions from the movies, including Michael Nyman and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Oh, and there is also Chopin! THE CONCERT IS SOLD OUT.