Musik & Theater

Christian Altenburger, Foto: Moritz Schell

CANCELLED: Magnificent serenades for strings
Altenburger, Latzko and students from the mdw play Elgar, Schubert and Dvorák

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Due to the impact of coronavirus and pandemic control measures, we regret that this production has had to be cancelled. Please get in touch with our Box Office team ( / 01 347 80 80). We appreciate your understanding!


Béla Bartók’s “Divertimento for Strings” was a high point in the 2019/20 season of “Christian Altenburger in the MuTh”. No conductor was envisaged when this work was written; it was conceived from the outset as a piece for large chamber ensemble. For the 2020/21 season, Christian Altenburger has again included two works for string ensemble in his programme. Edward Elgar’s “Serenade for Strings” has a pastoral quality, whereas Antonín Dvorák’s Opus 22 is full of warmth and intimacy. Both were written for the same orchestration.

The sonata which Franz Schubert wrote for the long-forgotten arpeggione (a kind of six-stringed cello, fretted like a guitar) is performed nowadays in a whole host of variations, and is another well-known piece. The version of the sonata which features in this programme is arranged for cello and string ensemble.

Edward Elgar: Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20
Franz Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D. 821, arranged for cello and strings
Antonín Dvorák: Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22

Tickets: Band A €39/ B €35/ C €29; box seats €49; MuTh Student Club, children and young people: A €20 / B €15 / C €9

  • Violin: Christian Altenburger
  • Cello: Reinhard Latzko
  • Instrumentalist: Selected students from the mdw
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