Baerts. Mayrhofer. Het Collectief
Vienna – Laboratory of Modernity

Gregor A. Mayrhofer fotografiert von Urban Ruth

A truly exclusive form of musical gathering was practiced around 1920 by Arnold Schönberg's "Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen," dedicated to the exemplary rehearsal of central works of the Second Viennese School. Clapping and other audience reactions were forbidden – it was all about the art. Het Collectief from Belgium is an ensemble of exquisite soloists that revives the transparent chamber music versions of the association. As unreservedly expressive as the group performs them, the key works of the forefathers of modernism reveal their profoundly romantic inner life.

The concert is part of the focus point "Melting Pots".

18.45 Notenschlüssel: concert introduction of the Freundeskreis
Concert with intermission
Duration approx. 1.5 hours

10% discount for RNZettKarte holders and one accompanying person. Available at all ticket offices of RNZ, daily regular subscription of RNZ required and not combinable with other discounts.

The concert will be recorded and broadcastet by SWR2 on April 15 as Abendkonzert

Katrien Baerts


Het Collectief

Chamber Music Ensemble

Wibert Aerts

Liesbeth Baelus

Vincent Hepp

Martijn Vink

David Murray
Double Bass

Toon Fret

Piet Van Bockstal

Julien Hervé

Annelies Focquaert

Thomas Dieltjens

Gregor A. Mayrhofer


Ferruccio Busoni
Berceuse élégiaque op. 42 (arr. Erwin Stein )

Alban Berg
Seven early songs (arr. Reinbert de Leeuw)

Arnold Schoenberg
Chamber Symphony No. 1 E major op. 9 (arr. Anton Webern)

Alexander Zemlinsky
Six Songs after Maeterlinck op. 13 (arr. Reinbert de Leeuw, Erwin Stein, Leonard Stein)

Anton Webern
Passacaglia op. 1 (arr. Reinbert de Leeuw)