Kinan Azmeh. Florian Weber
Brahms: composed and improvised

The Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and the pianist Florian Weber from Detmold – two of the most creative and expressive musicians of our days – are connected not only by their long-standing friendship and the common commuter existence between jazz and classical music and between improvisation, interpretation and own composition. The two also share a love of chamber music by Johannes Brahms. The latter's late clarinet sonatas in F minor and E-flat major form the starting point for the duo's free elaborations, in which unexpected harmonic progressions, ecstatic melodic arcs and powerful climaxes tend to create high tension.

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#8 Genau jetzt - Florian Weber on Brahms' "Four Songs for Women's Choir"
15. 1. 2024   Podcast

Multi-talented Florian Weber can be experienced several times at the Heidelberger Frühling Musikfestival. As a pianist and improviser with his jazz trio and a series of unusual original compositions, together with clarinettist Kinan Azmeh and as a coach in Brahms.LAB V, where he performed Brahms' "Vier Gesänge" in an experimental concert performance with the Festivalcampus-Ensemble and the 4x4 Women's Choir of the Heidelberg University of Education. In the podcast, Florian Weber raves about the four songs, discovers enchanting harp sounds, horn fanfares, howling dogs and time standing still and, together with host Thilo Braun, asks about the difference between romantic clichés and true passion.

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