Superstar Beethoven and his underestimated contemporary Schubert
The chamber soloists of the Klassische Philharmonie Bonn will perform Ludwig van Beethoven's Septet in E-flat major, op. 20 and Franz Schubert's Octet in F major, D 803, op. 166.
When Ludwig van Beethoven was laid to rest on 29 March 1827, thousands lined the path. One of the torchbearers accompanying the coffin to the Währing cemetery was Franz Schubert. He too died in 1828. His funeral took place in a very small circle. However, he was granted his wish to be buried next to Beethoven.
Today, the names Beethoven and Schubert are inseparably linked with the concept of Viennese Classicism - and it has formed the programmatic focus of the Klassische Philharmonie Bonn since its founding in 1986.
Beethoven's six-movement Septet, composed in 1799/1800, is more like a symphony en minature with its variety. Perhaps that is why it gained popularity so quickly. By 1830 it was his most frequently performed piece.
Schubert's Octet also breaks the boundaries of chamber music. Which is not surprising, because he wanted to "pave the way to the great symphony in this way". Schubert expanded Beethoven's septet instrumentation by adding a second violin. This not only strengthened the symphonic character, but also the sonority.
The Klassische Philharmonie Bonn is characterised by the mixture of experienced and young musicians. In the spirit of an orchestra academy, young prize-winners from current music competitions are given the opportunity to perform with the orchestra in major venues throughout Germany. What they all have in common is a passion for music and the motivation provided by the venues.
An event of the KulturInitiative Windeck e.V.
VVK 20 €, AK 25 €, Young people under 18 years have free admission