Goldscheider. Waarts. Milstein
Brahms: Homesickness, wanderlust

In his mid-20s, the native Londoner, who studied at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin, is already one of the world's outstanding horn players: Ben Goldscheider not only plays technically superbly, he is also an enthusiastic chamber musician and ever-curious pioneer of contemporary music. György Ligeti composed his Horn Trio in 1982 as an "Hommage à Brahms", whose classic work of 1865 with the same instrumentation had no adequate counterpart in the repertoire until then. At the dawn of postmodernism, the erstwhile avant-gardist Ligeti turns back to Beethoven all at once – and finds a melancholy tone that transfers Brahms' melancholy into the present in a touching way.

The concert will be recorded by SWR Kultur and broadcast on April 8 at 1:05 p.m. as a lunchtime concert.

Ben Goldscheider


Stephen Waarts


Nathalia Milstein


Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata for Piano No. 26 in E flat major op. 81a "Les Adieux"

György Ligeti
Trio for violin, horn and piano (1982)

Kaija Saariaho
Calices for violin and piano (2009)

Johannes Brahms
Trio for horn, violin and piano in E flat major op. 40

The concert will be recorded by