Shakespeare – With Love

5th concert in the Tischlerei

Chamber music based on the Bard







Shakespeare’s plays have been inspiring composers for centuries, from Purcell’s FAIRY QUEEN, based on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, right up to Tomas Adès’ studies for “The Tempest”. And this trip through time ends at the present day: this year the Deutsche Oper Orchestra is commissioning a work of chamber music that will be based on the “Romeo and Juliet” tragedy and include passages of Shakespeare’s own language.


Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 – 1847)
„Ein Sommernachtstraum“ Op. 21 – Scherzo

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 – 1847)
from „Ein Sommernachtstraum“, adapted for four flutes

Thomas Adès (*1971)
Court Studies from THE TEMPEST for piano, violin, clarinet and violoncello

Igor Strawinskij (1882 – 1971)
Three Shakespeare-songs for mezzosoprano, flute, clarinet and viola

Sergej Prokofjew (1891 – 1953)
from „Romeo und Julia“, adapted for violin and piano

Mathias Hinke (*1973)
„Mentales Ghetto“ for flute, viola, violoncello, doublebass and soprano
Commissioned work

Leonard Bernstein (1918 – 1990)
from WEST SIDE STORY, adapted for wind quintet

Kindly supported by Förderkreis der Deutschen Oper Berlin e. V.
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