The journey of this matinee leads from Hungary via the Czech Republic to Poland, tracing folkloristic influences in late Romanticism and modernity. Popular dances and songs played an important role in the countries of East Central Europe in the 19th century in the formation of their national identities. As different as the composers may sound, as different as the eras they belong to: What unites their music is the mixture of impulsive temperament, rhythmic energy and often rousing melodicism. Since Béla Bartók at the latest, the great individualists of the East have also provided particularly original and always accessible paths to modernity.

The concert is part of the focus point "Ideal Ensembles".

Concert without intermission
Duration approx. 70min


Béla Bartók
Streichquartett No. 3

Antonín Dvořák
Kleine Stücke op. 75a für zwei Violinen und Viola

Krzysztof Penderecki
Duo concertante für Violine und Kontrabass

Bohuslav Martinů
Nonett Nr. 2 H374 für Flöte, Oboe, Klarinette, Horn, Fagott, Violine, Viola, Violoncello und Kontrabass

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