Early-20th-century Vienna was a real musical melting pot. For some it was the epicentre of musical audacity, and for others the eternal abode of the traditional, carefree waltz. This concert presents a cross-section of the Viennese music scene in around 1910.
Gustav Mahler teeters at the edge of the Romantic in his unfinished Symphony no. 10.
Schoenberg tries to completely reinvent that venerable genre by making everything shorter, bolder and even more outrageous, which some felt was a step off that edge into madness.
Richard Strauss is waltzing away again, catchy and frivolous, with such a flair and a sweetness that you’d believe he was Viennese himself.
Gustav Mahler: Symfonie nr. 10 - Adagio X arr. Martyn Harry
Arnold Schönberg: Kammersymphonie arr. Anton Webern
Richard Strauss: Rosenkavaliersuite arr. Martyn Harry
INTRO (in Dutch) Klaas Coulembier – 19:45
PART OF ‘UUR KULTUUR KU LEUVEN / CONCERT OF THE CITY OF LEUVEN
Alban Berg Ensemble Wien
It doesn’t get any more Viennese than the Alban Berg Ensemble Wien. Last year, the ensemble had their debut on Deutsche Grammophon with this same programme. In the spirit of Schoenberg’s Society for Private Musical Performances, they present these pieces in arrangements for ‘smaller forces’: miniature versions of great masterpieces, so as to penetrate even more deeply into their tiniest details.
Grote Aula Maria Theresia College
Sint-Michielsstraat 6 (via Hogeschoolplein)
H. Hartkliniek, Naamsestraat 102c
Ladeuze, Ladeuzeplein 20
Lijnen 1 en 2
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