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Chamber Music III: Nights and Dreams

Chamber music in an unconventional atmosphere

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Songs and chamber music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Haydn, Robert Schumann, Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, Guillaume Lekeu, Osvaldo Golijov and Alexander Liebermann [Commissioned work by Deutsche Oper Berlin]

About the performance

Few works are arguably more suited to opening a “Night and Dreams” programme of concerts than Robert Schumann’s “Mondnacht”. It was the Romantics, after all, who were the first to really express in art form the beauty and horror of this realm of darkness. Night-time, that refuge and cradle of dreams and delusions, has henceforth served as inspiration for poets, authors and composers. The concert in the Tischlerei not only explores this sombre side in works by Fauré, Debussy and Guillaume Lekeu; it also provides a bridge to the 21st century. Alongside two works by the Argentinian Osvaldo Golijov the evening features a world premiere by Alexander Liebermann. The 29-year-old composer, Berlin-born but now a resident of New York, has used the night-and-dreams theme as inspiration for a work for soprano and chamber ensemble.

For the musicians of the orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, their series of chamber-music sessions is a wish come true. Taking their inspiration from key operas on the programme, they put together concert programmes linked to works that they hold particularly dearly. They are assisted in the project not only by singers from the ensemble but also by guests from outside. The concerts take place against the backdrop of sets being used in whatever Tischlerei production is being mounted at the time - which regularly necessitates new and unconventional spatial solutions.

Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)
„Mondnacht“ for voice and piano

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
„Goldbergvariationen“, arranged for string trio ( excerpts)

Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)
String quartet F-Major Hob. III No 48 (op. 50 No 5) „Dream“

Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924)
„Après un rêve“ for voice and piano

Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)
„Nuit d'Etoiles“ for voice and piano

Guillaume Lekeu (1870 – 1894)
Nocturne for voice and piano quintet

***Pause***

Osvaldo Golijov (*1960)
„Mariel“ for violoncello and Marimba

Alexander Liebermann (*1989)
Commissioned work for flute, horn, viola, cello, percussion and voice

Osvaldo Golijov (*1960)
"Lullaby and Doina" for flute, clarinet, two violins, viola and cello

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