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Happy Birthday György, Max & Sergej! Chamber music for the triple jubilee II – crescendo

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Chamber music at the highest level: For the second anniversary concert, students of the chamber music class of the world-renowned Artemis Quartet, together with teachers of the UdK Berlin and guests, present a wide-ranging program with works for large chamber ensemble up to the solo sonata.

At the center of the evening is Max Reger with his unmistakable compositional skill: hardly anyone knows how to create highly virtuosic networks of sound out of Baroque polyphony and late Romantic harmony like him. Even though Reger is probably primarily known for his organ works, his musical oeuvre extends over a far more diverse repertoire. Thus, two of his large-scale chamber music works are on the program in this concert: His late Clarinet Quintet op. 146 is preceded by an arrangement of the Romantic Suite op. 125 by Arnold Schoenberg and Rudolf Kolisch for flute, clarinet, string quartet as well as harmonium and piano, four hands each. The program is complemented by Rachmaninov's 1st Piano Trio Élégiaque, a one-movement piece which, in keeping with its epithet, is characterized by a plaintive, melancholy character. Ligeti's highly demanding Sonata for Viola Solo rounds out the evening.

Max Reger: Clarinet Quintet op. 146
Max Reger: Romantic Suite op. 125 in the arrangement by Arnold Schönberg and Rudolf Kolisch
Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Trio No. 1 in G minor "Élégiaque
György Ligeti: Sonata for viola solo

With: students of the chamber music class of the Artemis Quartet / teachers and guests of the UdK Berlin / Prof. Gregor Sigl, Artistic Director

crescendo is open to everyone! Therefore, all concerts are free admission.
Free reservations are possible here.

The UdK Berlin is committed to helping people in need. This year, half of the festival's donations will go to "Aktion Deutschland Hilft" to benefit earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria.


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