For Alfred Schnittke, who died 25 years ago, Johann Sebastian Bach and Dmitri Shostakovich were by far the most important guiding figures in music history and, with their music, correspondingly also points of reference for his own polystylistic creative work. In the concert of the Kammerakademie Potsdam, the two form the musical bracket for Schnittke's expressive "Monologue," whose concise five-note motif comes across almost as characteristically as the theme from Bach's "Art of the Fugue." As in the viola concerto by the Baroque master Georg Philipp Telemann, the leading voice is provided by the French viola virtuoso Antoine Tamestit, a long-time companion of the Heidelberger Frühling.
The concert is part of the focus point "Ideal Ensembles".
Concert with intermission
Duration approx. 1.5 hours
10% discount for RNZettKarte holders and one accompanying person. Available at all booking offices of RNZ, daily regular subscription of RNZ required and not combinable with other discounts.