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Oct 22

Julia Fischer & Daniel Müller-Schott

Abo D
Bamberg, Konzerthalle, Joseph-Keilberth-Saal
20:00 Uhr

 Recording & Broadcast BR-KLASSIK

Religions and myths have passed down a vast range of accounts of the origin of the world. Milhaud's 1923 ballet music "La création du monde” is based on African folk tales and influenced by jazz. Its strongly rhythmic opening portrays the initial chaos and the magical intervention of several gods. The music then shifts to a meditative flow as the fanciful and sometimes bizarre world of plants and animals comes to life, before orgiastic tones celebrate the awakening of the first human couple. The Impressionist Debussy was also toying with the idea of creation in his work “Printemps”, orchestrated in 1912, which was inspired by Botticelli's painting "Primavera": "I want to express the slow emergence of beings and things in nature, then their advancing development until a final burst of joy at being reborn into a kind of renewed life." Villa-Lobos, who described himself as a "dazzling jungle bird from the Amazon”, dedicated a tone poem to his homeland in 1917. This composition is subtitled "Brazilian Indian Ballet”. It is a bold piece that takes up and transforms musical themes of Brazil’s indigenous peoples and musically portrays the country’s diverse landscape – including the soundscape of the mighty rainforest. In between these sound paintings, our orchestra will accompany Julia Fischer and Daniel Müller-Schott in a brilliant concerto by Brahms that itself seems like a living, breathing organism. Brahms had the "curious idea" for this work on Lake Thun in 1887. It features not one, but two solo parts that are closely interwoven – and that the composer humorously referred to as a "giant eight-stringed fiddle".

Juanjo Mena Conductor
Julia Fischer Violin
Daniel Müller-Schott Violoncello

Darius Milhaud La Création du monde op. 81
Johannes Brahms Doppelkonzert für Violine und Violoncello
Claude Debussy Printemps
Heitor Villa-Lobos »Amazonas« Symphonische Dichtung