Carnival at MuTh
Altenburger, Zimper, Wagner and students from the mdw play Mozart, Penderecki and Saint-Saens
Christian Altenburger brings along some dependable companions to join him for an exciting evening at MuTh, exploring tonal colours for carnival. In Altenburger’s view, when it comes to making music together it’s all about “Hearing and understanding the interplay between leading and subordinating”.
Mozart’s friendship with the clarinettist Anton Stadler gave rise to some of his finest compositions. Included among these are his five Divertimenti for Three Basset Horns, which draw the listener in with their warm, dark sounds. Krzysztof Penderecki also explores unusual tonal colours in his Clarinet Quartet and his playful Duo for Violin and Double Bass. “Is the swan next?” is the key question in Camille Saint-Saens’ bewitching “Carnival of the Animals”. And finally the swan arrives — gracious, majestic, brought to life by the song of the cello.
W. A. Mozart: Piano sonata for four hands in C major, KV 521
Krzysztof Penderecki: Quartet for clarinet and string trio
W. A. Mozart: Divertimenti for three basset horns in B flat major, KV 439b no.5
Krzysztof Penderecki: Duo Concertante for violin and double bass
Camille Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals
Team and cast
- Violin: Christian Altenburger
- Clarinet: Christoph Zimper
- Double bass: Dominik Wagner