19:30 Theater im Delphi

Chamber concert Theater im Delphi

Giovanni Bottesini

Qunitett für zwei Violinen, Viola, Violoncello und Kontrabass c-Moll op. 99

Dmitri Shostakovich

Zwei Stücke für Streichoktett op. 11

Richard Strauss

“Metamorphosen”, bearbeitet für Streichseptett von Rudolf Leopold

Grantees of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

From 18 to 81

Scholarship holders of the RSB Orchestra Academy. That sounds like freshness and enthusiasm, curiosity and passion. In “their” chamber concert, the young people put Bottesini on a silver platter. Why? Because he knew how to compose excellently for double bass. From Shostakovich there is the rousing “neo-baroque” Octet for an eight-piece string ensemble. To the 18-year-old Shostakovich, it was a youthful experiment; to the 81-year-old Strauss, his “Metamorphoses” were considered an age-wise “study.” They reflected nothing less than the beauty of the entire music of the Occident in the face of the ruins into which Europe had been plunged by the Second World War instigated by the German National Socialists from 1939 to 1945.


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