Wednesday, 11 February 2009

German Classical Music at the Portimão’s Parish Church

An evening of classical music by the Portuguese Orchestra of Chamber Music

An interesting programme that offers an opportunity to hear music that was banned and music that was approved by the nazi regime.

The programme will consist of works by Hartmann, Strauss, Klein, Wagner and Haas.

The Portuguese Orchestra of Chamber music is directed by Pedro Carneiro and has soloists Adrian Florescu (violin) and Eldevina Materula (oboe).

1st Part
Concerto Funebre by Karl Amadeus Hartmann
“Siegfried Idyll” by Richard Wagner.

2nd Part
Study for Orchestra by Pavel Haas,
Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra by Richard Strauss
Partita (Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello in arrangement for chamber orchestra) by Gideon Klein

Saturday 14th February, 9:30PM
Venue: Portimão’s Parish Church (Igreja Matriz de Portimão)

Location: Largo da Igreja / Rua Machado Santos, Portimão, 8500-529 Portimão

Links & Notes:

Karl Amadeus Hartmann
‘Karl Amadeus Hartmann (August 2, 1905 – December 5, 1963) was a German composer. Some have lauded him as the greatest German symphonist of the 20th century, although he is now largely overlooked, particularly in English-speaking countries.’

Karl Amadeus Hartmann : Concerto funèbre - 3rd movement (Allegro di molto) (youtube).

Richard Wagner
‘Wilhelm Richard Wagner (IPA: /ˈrɪtʃ.ərd ˈvɑg.nər/, German pronunciation: [ˈrɪx.ɑrt ˈvɑg.nər]; 22 May 1813, Leipzig, Germany – 13 February 1883, Venice, Italy) was a German composer, conductor, theatre director and essayist, primarily known for his operas (or "music dramas", as they were later called’ (Wikipedia)

Richard Wagner, Siegfried Idyll (youtube)

Pavel Haas
‘Pavel Haas (21 June 1899 – 17 October 1944) was a Czech composer who perished in the Holocaust.’ (Wikipedia)

Pavel Haas - Studi for Orchestra (youtube)

Richard Strauss
‘Richard Strauss (11 June 1864 – 8 September 1949) was a German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras, particularly of operas, Lieder and tone poems. Strauss was also a prominent conductor’ (Wikipedia)

Strauss Oboe Concerto (youtube)

Gideon Klein
‘Gideon Klein (December 6, 1919 – c.January 1945) was a Czech pianist and composer of classical music, organizer of cultural life in Theresienstadt concentration camp.’ (Wikipedia)

Jacques Thibaud String Trio performs Gideon Klein (youtube)

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