Solo Program

“The one with the cello and bow armed man fights his way through the nine virtuoso variations”.
So wrote Poul Ruders on his solo cello piece for Morten Zeuthen’s debut back in 1976.
And so it continues:

Programme 1

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Solo Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009th
Per Nørgaard (born 1932): Solo Intimo, opus 8
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Solo Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011th

Programme 2

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Solo Suite for Cello No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007th
Vagn Holmboe (1909-1996): solo sonata
Johann Sebastian Bach: Solo Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012th

Programme 3

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Solo Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008th
Poul Ruders (1949 -): Bravour Studien, 1976
Johann Sebastian Bach: Solo Suite No. 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010th

NOTE: Morten Zeuthen has perhaps the country’s largest repertoire of contemporary Danish music for solo cello. So many alternative program configurations are conceivable.

Duo with Amalie Malling

Programs for cello and piano

Duokoncerts with one of Denmarks finest pianists, Amalie Malling:
Amalie Malling, he has appeared at Carnegie Hall, New York, Wigmore Hall in London, and Casals Hall in Tokyo. The duo has worked together for 20 years and have an extensive repertoire.

Here a few suggestions for programs:

Latin Programme:

Claude Debussy: (1862-1918) Sonata for cello and piano. 1915
Francis Poulenc (1899 – 1963) Sonata for cello and piano, 1948

Some keywords describing this new ensemble.


Nadia Boulanger (1887 – 1979): Trois Pièces
Alberto Ginastera (1906-1983): Pampeana No. 2, 1950
Manuel de Falla (1876 – 1946): Suite Popular Espanola

Romanticism and Edge:

Schumann: Fünf Stuck in Volkston
Chopin: Sonata for cello and piano


H. D. Koppel: Ternio
Stravinsky: Suite Italians

Beethoven: All 5 sonatas, one evening:

Opus 5 Sonata No. 1 in F major and No. 2 in G minor
Opus 69: Sonata No. 3 in A flat major
Opus 102: Sonata No. 4 in C Major and No. 5 in D Major

Copenhagen Cello Quartet

And here’s a novelty:
Copenhagen Cello Quartet

4 Celli together, can you?

Morten Zeuthen has assembled three of the country’s finest young cellists in an innovative constellation: Copenhagen Cello Quartet. The younger cellists have all been students in Morten Zeuthens class a substatial time and today they occupy key positions in Danish musical life:

Henrik Dam Thomsen is first solo cellist in the DR Symphony Orchestra

Toke Moldrup is first solo cellist in the Copenhagen Philharmonic

Jakob Kullberg, cello soloist, is today one of the leading soloists for contemporary music.

Some keywords describing this new ensemble.

•  A wonderful wall of sound
•  A different type of string quartet
•  Four very well known cellists in new, exciting repertoire

Programme with Copenhagen Cello Quartet
Jakob Kullberg, Toke Moldrup, Henrik Dam Thomsen
and Morten Zeuthen

Here is one of many program ideas

Henry Purcell (1659-1695): Chacony in G minor.
Franz Danzi (1763-1826): Quartet in B flat major
Enrico Mainardi (1897-1976): Notturno per Quatro violoncelli


Arvo Pärt (1925): Fratres,
Wolfgang Hofmann (1922-2003): Partita für vier Violoncelli.
Wilhelm Fitzenhagen (1848-1890): Conzertwaltzer

Bach speach & music


Zeuthen has created a special approach to Bachs life and music: alongside performing two of the bigger suites, Zeuthen explains the life and compositions of J. S. Bach.
A Danish version of this performance can be heard on this site under “Listen”.


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