Chamber Music II: Spotlights

Focussing on favourite pieces

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approx. 2 hours / one interval

Presentation in German

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Benjamin Godard [1849-1895]
Suite de Trois Morceaux in B flat major for flute and piano op. 116
1. Allegretto
2. Idyll, Quasi Adagio molto tranquillo
3. Valse

Antonín Dvořák [1841-1904]
Trio in C major for 2 violins and viola op. 74
1. Introduzione, Allegro ma non troppo
2. Larghetto
3. Scherzo, Vivace
4. Tema con Variazioni, Poco Adagio

Robert Schumann [1810-1856]
Arr. Andreas N. Tarkmann [*1956]
"Forest Scenes" op. 82 for chamber orchestra
1. Entrance
2. Hunter in Wait
3. Lonely Flowers
4. Disreputable Place
5. Friendly Landscape
6. Refuge
7. Bird as Prophet
8. Hunting Song
9. Farewell

- Intermission -

Richard Wagner [1813-1883]
Arr. Iveta Hylasova Bachmannova
"Wesendonck-Lieder" for English horn and piano
1. Angel
3. In the Greenhouse
4. Pains
5. Dreams

Johannes Brahms [1833-1897]
from Sextet No. 2 in G major
1. Allegro non troppo

Ennio Morricone [1928-2020]
Arr. Vikentios Gionanidis
"Morricone goes Brass" Medley for brass ensemble and percussion with the film music from "Spiel mir das Lied vom Tod", "Cinema Paradiso" and "Zwei glorreiche Halunken".

This season, too, an unusual and personal programme will be presented under the title "Spotlights": musicians of the orchestra will play works that are particularly close to their hearts. The programme ranges from world-famous pieces of the chamber music repertoire to real rarities that are hardly ever heard in the concert hall.

With Robert Schumann's "Forest Scenes" and Wagner's "Wesendonck Songs", the programme features two composers who shaped what we understand today as German Romanticism. The chamber music arrangements heard here reveal in their transparency the filigree structure of this sound language, which is often considered pompous and opulent. Dvořák proves to be a master of fine melody in his string tercet in C major. Constant oscillation between calm and animated passages leads to an expansive cascade of variations in the final movement. The Suite for Flute and Piano by the French Dvořák contemporary Benjamin Godard echoes the music of the Parisian salons as well as the impressionism emerging at the end of the 19th century. Pieces by film music legend Ennio Morricone, whose iconic sound, always anchored in tradition, can be understood as a link between the old masters and today's pop culture, open up a new sphere.

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Der Adventskalender 2023

Just like cinnamon and biscuits, the musical Advent calendar is an integral part of the pre-Christmas period. In keeping with the motto "brevity is the spice of life", we will once again be presenting a varied programme in December from Monday to Friday from 5.00 p.m. in the foyers or in the Tischlerei to sweeten the wait for the big festive season. From the presentation of the new scholarship holders, who enrich the vocal ensemble, to readings, piano music and Christmas brass, to a visit from St Nicholas, there's something for everyone. Come along and experience our artists up close!

Our Advent Foyer Programme
Visit our chamber concerts and readings from Monday to Friday, from 5.00 p.m. to approx. 5.25 p.m., in the Rank foyer on the right, in the Parquet Foyer or in the Tischlerei. Admission is free.

1 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Rank foyer on the right
"An American Christmas" - Favourite songs from North and South America
with Julie Wyma, Valeria Delmé and Jamison Livsey

4 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Rank foyer on the right
African American Spirituals
with Christian Simmons and John Parr

5 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Parquet foyer
César Franck: Sonata in A major for violin and piano
with Elisabeth Heise-Glass and Elda Laro

6 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Tischlerei
St Nicholas comes to visit
with Gerard Farreras, Jens Holzkamp and the Junge Deutsche Oper

7 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Parquet foyer
"Christmas is here again"
with the small chorus of the children's chorus, Rosemarie Arzt and Jitsu Park

8 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Parquet foyer
Excerpts from Johann Sebastian Bach's "Christmas Oratorio"
with soloists from the children's and youth chorus and the chorus

11 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Tischlerei
"Ding Dong! Merrily on High"
with the VoiceChangers and Rosemarie Arzt

12 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Tischlerei
Our scholarship holders introduce themselves
with Hye-Young Moon, Lilit Davtyan, Youngkwang Oh and Pauli Jämsä

13 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Rank foyer on the right
Jewish music for Hanukkah
with Daniel Draganov, Natalie Buck and Maxime Perrin

14 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Rank foyer on the right
"Roses et papillons" - songs by César Franck
with Andrea Schwarzbach and Christian Zacker

15 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Rank foyer on the right
Maurice Ravel: "Chansons madécasses"
with Arianna Manganello, Elda Laro, Arne-Christian Pelz, Ruth Pereira-Medina

18 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Rank foyer on the right
"Four tubas for a Merry Christmas"
with Vikentios Gionanidis, Péter Kánya, Thomas Leyendecker and Thomas Richter

19 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Tischlerei
Karol Szymanowksi: Sonata for violin and piano, op. 9
with Magdalena Heinze and Elda Laro

20 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Rank foyer on the right
The golden era of bel canto
with Arianna Manganello and Elda Laro

21 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Rank foyer on the right
Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" - A reading
with Dietmar Schwarz and Fanny Frohnmeyer

22 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Parquet foyer
Christmas singing together
with the brass players of the Deutsche Oper Berlin

All further information in the respective daily door on our homepage

Raffles at the weekends
Because an Advent calendar is of course also filled at weekends and on Christmas Eve, you will find online prize draws on our homepage on Saturdays and Sundays as well as on 24 December. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our co-operation partners such as NAXOS and Sauerländer Audio.