Dance Me to the End of Love



From serenades to wedding dances, the much-loved Stiletto Sisters explore the twists and turns of romance in all its forms.

Whether it be lovers under the moonlight, the scent of roses, unhappy brides or difficult mothers-inlaw, these tales of love in Yiddish, Russian, French and Hungarian sparkle with the trio’s inimitable passion, exuberance and style.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Stiletto Sisters


Hope Csutoros violin & voice
Judy Gunson piano accordion & voice
Jo To double bass & voice


Jenő Hubay
Scenes de la Csárda Op.33, No.5 “Hullámzo Balaton”

Naftule Brandwein
Firn Di Mekhutonim Aheym (Escorting the Parents of the Bride and Groom Home)

Istvan Szelenyi
Serenade from 24 Concert Pieces

Traditional Serbian
Ajde Jano (Let’s sell the horse, sell the house, just to dance!)

Béla Bartók
“Istenem, Istenem” from 8 Hungarian Folk Songs

Leonard Cohen
Dance Me to the End of Love

Traditional Hungarian
Még azt mondják… (They say this isn’t nice, that isn’t nice)

Elemér Szentirmay
Csak egy kislány van a világon (The only little girl in the world)

Les Négresses Vertes

Alexander Olshanetsky, Chaim Tauber
Ich Hob Dich Tzufil Lieb

Fritz Kreisler
Liebeslied from Old Viennese Dances

György Ligeti
Ballad & Dance

Mosheh Dor, Yosef Hadar
Erev Shel Shoshanim (Evening of Roses)


This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2019

Now in its eighth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.