MARIA RADUTU: CONCORDE
MuTh soloists in harmony
Chamber music | Classic | Concert | Adults
The Roman goddess Concordia was always shown carrying a horn of plenty. She personified virtues such as unanimity, understanding and harmony, all qualities which are clearly needed when musicians play together. And these characteristics are very much in evidence when Maria Radutu performs with other MuTh artists such as Sophie Heinrich and Matthias Bartolomey.
We hear piano quintets by Mieczysław Weinberg and Dimitri Shostakovich. These two composers not only suffered similar fates, with both experiencing repression under Josef Stalin’s reign of terror; they were bound together by a lifelong friendship, and each held the other in high esteem. They also inspired one other, and this led to lavish masterpieces such as their quintets: powerful and sensitive, with an explosive power!
The pre-concert wine tasting:
CUVÉE CONCORDE – Each of this evening’s wines is the product of a friendship between winemakers – wines which have developed out of a shared inspiration and a sense of partnership.
The wine tasting takes place an hour and a half before the concert, and is open to all who subscribe to the GLASWEISE KLASSIKER cycle. The wine tasting is not included in tickets purchased for this individual concert.
MIECZYSŁAV WEINBERG Klavierquintett op.18
DIMITRI SCHOSTAKOWITSCH Klavierquintett op.57