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Whitered Flowers
Panflute and Piano

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Whitered Flowers


Hanspeter Oggier, panflute
Marina Vasilyeva, piano

«Trockne Blumen» – the new album by panpipe player Hanspeter Oggier.  The variations on «Trockne Blumen» from Franz Schubert’s song cycle «Die schöne Müllerin» are the centrepiece of the album and also gave the album its name. In addition to this demanding variation work, the album also features other pieces by composers as diverse as Johannes Brahms, Claude Debussy and Christoph Willibald Gluck, and – another highlight: the «Romanian Suite». Romanian folk music, arranged by Fabian Müller and rousingly interpreted by Hanspeter Oggier and Marina Vasilyeva on the piano.


Gaetono Donizetti (1797-1848): Sonata for Flute and Piano




Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Introduction and Variations over "Whitered Flowers", D 802

Introduktion - Andante Thema-Andantino 

Variation 1

Variation 2

Variation 3

Variation 4

Variation 5

Variation 6

Variation 7


Franz Liszt (1811-1886) / Franz Schubert: Doppelgänger

from Schwanengesang, D 957


Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Orage

from Années de pèlerinage - Première année: Suisse


Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Dance of the Blessed Spirits

from Orfeo ed Euridice


Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Hungarian Dance no. 2


Claude Debussy (1862-1918): En bateau

from "Petite Suite"


Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Oblivion


György Ligeti (1923-2006): Musica Ricerata

Allegro con spirito

Adagio. Mesto

Vivace. Energico


Grigoras Ionica Dinicu (1889-1949): Hora Staccato


Vittorio Monti (1868-1922): Csardas


Traditional: Romanian Suite


Hora lenta

Sirba Olteneasca


Hanspeter Oggier, panflute

grew up in the Valais mountain village of St. Niklaus. He discovered the panflute at the age of 8 and took lessons from the famous Romanian panflutist Simion Stanciu, alias Syrinx, in Geneva at an early age. After completing his studies at the Swiss Music Education Association with a teaching and concert diploma (main lecturers Simion Stanciu Syrinx and Kiyoshi Kasai), he was the first panflutist ever to be admitted to a music academy in Switzerland. He completed his studies with Janne Thomsen at the Lucerne University of Music with a “Master of Arts in Music with a Major in Classical Performance”. He has won numerous prizes at competitions and from foundations. He has been teaching the pan flute as a major subject in Lucerne since 2011.

Hanspeter Oggier is an internationally sought-after soloist and chamber musician. He performs with the ensembles Fratres, Inversa and Il Suonar Parlante, among others. He has also collaborated with the pianist Marina Vasilyeva, the cellist Mathieu Rouquié, the lutenist Luca Pianca and the organist Sarah Brunner for many years. His repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to contemporary works, some of which are commissioned by him; he also works intensively with traditional music. Recently, the connection between early music and folk music has been at the centre of his interest. He is convinced that numerous historical playing practices have been preserved in the traditional music that has been handed down without writing. In order to emphasise these and give the instrument back its original naturalness and language, he uses panpipes made in the old style.

Marina Vasilyeva, piano

was born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, in 1990. She began playing the piano at the age of 6; her first teachers were Irina and Sergei Nazarov.

She was honoured at various competitions at an early age. In 2012, she received the “Scholarship of the President of the Russian Federation for Education Abroad” and passed the entrance exam for the Bachelor’s programme at the Lucerne University of Music. She then completed her studies in solo performance, also in Lucerne. She attended masterclasses with Andreas Haefliger, Robert Levin, Valery Sokolov, Leon Fleisher, Eliso

Virsaladze, Werner Bärtschi, Homero Francesch, Ana Chumachenco and Jörg Widmann, among others.

Her musical collaboration with Hanspeter Oggier began as the accompanist for the Lucerne pan flute class; since then they have played numerous concerts together and are now releasing their first CD together, Trockne Blumen. Marina Vasilyeva is also a sought-after soloist and chamber musician; she performs in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Russia, Serbia and the Czech Republic. In 2019 and 2020, she was the artistic director of the Lucerne concert series “Vierwaldstätter Konzerte”.

Together with her husband, guitarist Valéry Burot, she also pursues a completely different musical project as a singer: as Duo Strela, the two present traditional songs and original compositions inspired by tradition in 14 languages.

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