The musical culture of the Sinti and Roma is very much part and parcel of European musical history. The great representatives of Viennese classicism Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven wove elements of these traditional music and dance forms into their works, a tradition gratefully taken up by later virtuosi like Franz Liszt and Pablo de Sarasate. This is the first time the Sinti and Roma Philharmonic has paid a visit to Heidelberger Frühling. Most of its members are of Sinti and Roma origins, the conductor is Riccardo M Sahiti. On the programme are works from the 19th and 20th centuries centrally inspired by the culture of the Sinti and Roma.
“Zugabe” Jörg Tröger in conversation with Riccardo M Sahiti
In cooperation with Dokumentations- und Kulturzentrum Deutscher Sinti und Roma