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Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

Schubert, Brahms & Shostakovich

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20 jaar Concertgebouw

orchestral
vocal
Thu 24 Feb 2022 -20.00
Concert hall
introduction by Francis Maes 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 21.45

standard rate €27.00 - €60.00

Reduction -26 €14.00 - €30.50

Tragedy in music

Johannes Brahms wrote his Vier Ernste Gesänge at the end of his life, after the death of his beloved Clara Schumann. He found comfort in Biblical texts about hope, love and the transience of life. Death was also the inspiration for Shostakovich's bitterly poignant Chamber Symphony. The result was a compact and forceful indictment, dedicated to the victims of fascism and war. A far cry from Schubert whose Fourth Symphony, despite its tragic subtitle, is full of nods to Mozart and Beethoven and sounds rather pleasant and colourful.

Before the orchestra begins, David Van Reybrouck sheds light on the fascinating interaction between text and music, in Brahms' Vier ernste Gesänge, for example. Our Season’s Thinker also investigates the present-day relevance of the Biblical texts.

programme

Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Chamber Symphony in C minor, opus 110a

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Vier ernste Gesänge, opus 121 (arr. Alexander Schmalcz)

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Symphony no. 4 in C minor, D417 ‘Tragic’

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Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Chamber Symphony in C minor, opus 110a

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Vier ernst...

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performers

Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen: orchestra
Andris Poga: conductor
Matthias Goerne: baritone

Thu 24 Feb 2022 -20.00
Concert hall
introduction by Francis Maes 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 21.45

standard rate €27.00 - €60.00

Reduction -26 €14.00 - €30.50

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