Britten dances

6th concert in the Tischlerei

An English evening





The greatest influence on Britten, certainly where the kunstlied is concerned, was without a doubt Henry Purcell. Yet it is clear from his private diaries that Britten also revered his contemporaries, above all his first tutor in composition, Frank Bridge. And with good reason: Bridge's chamber music pieces may be little known, but they include a number of true gems.

This thoroughly English chamber music concert, in which the Orchestra works with dancers, is the musicians' second tribute to Benjamin Britten to mark the centenary of his birth.


Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695)
Sonata in D-Major for 2 trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba

Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695)
Triosonata No 9 „Golden Sonata“ for flute, violine and basso continuo

Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976)
Three Divertimenti for string quartet

Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976)
„The Death of St. Narcissus“ for tenor and harp

Frank Bridge (1879 – 1941)
String sextet