Gustav Holst Wind quintet As-major, op. 14
Garth Knox Satellites for String quartet
Pēteris Vasks Music for Fleeting Birds
Benjamin Britten String quartet No. 2 C-major, op. 36
The floating locomotion in space as well as the observation of a sunrise from the perspective of an astronaut are among the impressive images that inspired Garth Knox to his string quartet Satellites. With unconventional playing techniques and a pinch of humour, the Irish composer creates an astonishing range of differing sounds. The Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks, on the other hand, drew inspiration for his wind quintet by a flock of birds. By using improvisational sections, he transforms birdcalls and other sounds of nature into music. And for the two works by the British composers Benjamin Britten and Gustav Holst, the world of the baroque served as a source of inspiration. Britten's String Quartet No. 2 is a homage to Henry Purcell, the master of English baroque music. Gustav Holst also expresses his love for early music in his wind quintet and combines various dance forms with elements taken from English folk songs.
With Nathanaël Carré, Nadine Bauer,
Frank Bunselmeyer, Susanne Wichmann,
Christina Becker, Alexandra Taktikos,
Marion Schäfer, Madeleine Przybyl, Zoltan
Paulich, Muriel Bardon, Almut Lucia Beyer, and
There will be an introduction 30 minutes before the concert at Mozartsaal.