Overture: Recital with music
Recital with music to the symphonic and oratorical works of Johannes Brahms for piano four hands
It is easy to forget how seldom listeners came into contact with symphonic music in the times before electronic sound recording – unless they lived in a city like Vienna and could afford regular concert attendance. Johannes Brahms was skeptical of public musical life anyway. No less important to him was the study of scores at home by knowledgeable amateurs at their own pianos. Prof. Christiane Wiesenfeldt, the Heidelberg Ordinaria of Musicology and a proven Brahms expert, will talk about the eminent importance of the arrangements of the large-scale works in Brahms' own hand for his understanding of art. There will also be excerpts from the symphonies and choral works, performed for four hands by Mert Yalniz and Dongping Wang.
The concert is part of the festival kick-off "Overture", which will take place between February 16 and 18 at Hotel Der Europäische Hof Heidelberg, the artist hotel of Heidelberger Frühling.
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