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Apr 18

Chamber concert

Bamberg, Konzerthalle, Joseph-Keilberth-Saal
17:00 Uhr

Homesickness and itchy feet! Kodály showed great zeal in invigorating his pieces with materials he encountered during his impassioned forays into folk music. His Duo affords possibilities of unusual sonorities: inspired by alpine scenes, it radiates an atmosphere of airy freshness. Fittingly, the theme of Jörg Widmann’s charming pieces, composed in Dubai, is homesickness for his native Bavaria. As he explains: »You have to be that far from home, and feel that much a stranger, to realise what you have, and be fully aware of where you come from!« Here, though, sentimental nostalgia is subjected to highly ironic deconstruction, in a witty instrumental sparring match. We’re then whisked way to sensuous climes, in the Piano Trio by the Spanish cellist Gaspar Cassadó, and in the famous music of Piazzolla, who catapulted the Argentinian tango into the concert hall, and called it »perfumed chamber music«. The title alludes not only to Vivaldi’s baroque concertos but also to Buenos Aires, whose inhabitants are known as »porteños« (harbour dwellers). Each of the four tangos paints an atmospheric musical picture of a different season – a feast of colour and rhythm!

Mayra Budagjan Violin
Lucie de Roos Violoncello
Maria Ollikainen Piano (guest)

Zoltan Kodaly Duo für Violine und Violoncello op. 7
Gaspar Cassado Klaviertrio C-Dur
Jörg Widmann »Valse bavaroise«, »«Vier Strophen vom Heimweh« und »Toccatina all'inglese« aus den 24 Duos für Violine und Violoncello
Astor Piazzolla »Las Cuatro Estaciones Portenas« (»The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires«) für Klaviertrio