Oliver Drechsel

Duo Spengler & Drechsel

The Duo Dagmar Spengler (solo cellist of Staatskapelle Weimar) / Oliver Drechsel exists since 1998, when both artists first play together at the concert exam of a fellow student at Hochschule für Musik Köln. This causes in the first instance, that Oliver Drechsel – after his own concert exam – has been duo partner of Dagmar Spengler at her concert exam.


Since then, regular concert activities take place, for example in the series „Live Music Now“ by Lord Yehudi Menuhin as well as benefit concerts for the cultural forum Solingen-Minsk under patron Vladimir Ashkenazy or for the seaquake-victims in the Indian Ocean 2004.


Next to the usual repertoire for cello and piano (Beethoven, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schumann and other) both musicians apply themselves to rarely known composers of different epochs; in Verlag Dohr (Köln) a CD has been published, which contains apart from the sonatas of Prokofjev and Britten world premiere recordings of „Carmen Fantasy“ and „Elegy“ of the british composer Buxton Orr.






program suggestions



„1832-1982“ [music for cello and piano out of 150 years]
Frederic ChopinGrande Duo concertante (1832)
Richard StraussSonate F-Dur (1882)
Dmitri SchostakowitschSonate (1934)
Astor PiazzollaGrand Tango (1982)h
„Sheer German Romantic“
Robert SchumannFantasiestücke op.73
Friedrich KielDrei Stücke op.12
Robert SchumannFünf Stücke im Volkston op.102
Friedrich KielReiseerinnerungen (Auswahl)
Friedrich KielSonate D-Dur



„Two worlds“ [music of „german romantic“ and „english modernity“]
Robert SchumannFantasiestücke op.73
Benjamin FrankelThree Poems op.23
Friedrich KielDrei Stücke op.127
Benjamin BrittenlSonata
Buxton OrrA Carmen Fantasy
„From Baroque to the Classical Period“
Benedetto MarcelloSonate Nr.3 a-moll
Antonio VivaldiSonate Nr.3 a-moll
Stephen PaxtonSonata in A op.1 Nr.1
Luigi BoccheriniSonata Nr.1 A-Dur
Georges OnslowSonata A-Dur op.16 Nr.3



„Musical Triangle“ [„Classical pieces“ from England, Russia and Germany]
Georges OnslowSonate A-Dur op.16/3
Sergej ProkofjevSonate C-Dur op.119
Ludwig van BeethovenSonate g-moll op.5/2