Yearning for another world
“We want to enjoy love”, sing Pamina and Papageno. Beethoven wrote a version of this for cello. And we hear the rich variety in the sensuous compositions of Korngold, Shostakovich and Schönberg.
In their critcally-acclaimed album “Exodus”, Johannes Fleischmann, Magda Amara and Günter Haumer interpret the music of Korngold and Zeisl. This is the first time that the full programme has been performed live, and it is taking place right here in Vienna.
Béla Bártok completed “Contrasts”, his trio for clarinet, violin and piano, in 1938 for the famous jazz clarinettist Benny Goodman. Born in 1986, Christoph Zimper sets the Bártok piece alongside a new work of his own.
Even composers who are masters of large-scale works and maestros of orchestration have managed to achieve great things in “little” formats. Mahler, Strauss and Korngold composed magnificent Lieder. However, Mahler and Strauss rarely wrote chamber music. An opportunity not to be missed!