ROMANTISCHE STREICHERKLÄNGE (ROMANTIC STRING SOUNDS)
Christian Altenburger & Students
Chamber music | Concert | Young people | Adults
A chance to hear three of the most famous works for flute trio in a single evening. These works were written by different composers, each of them deemed a piano marvel of their time. Hummel’s “Schöne Minka” variations (based on a popular Russian folk song) are amongst his best-known works. Weber wrote his trio for a doctor friend, “Dr Philipp Jungh zu Prag”, who was himself an outstanding cellist and chamber musician. At the premiere performance of his much-loved D Minor Piano trio in Leipzig in 1840, Mendelssohn took the piano part himself. The flute often replaces the violin part in this work — indeed, this variation was authorised by the composer himself, and it is considered one of the finest in the chamber music repertoire of lyrical, romantic pieces.
RICHARD STRAUSS Streichsextett aus Capriccio op. 85
FRANK BRIDGE Streichsextett Es-Dur
JOHANNES BRAHMS Streichsextett G-Dur op. 36