Opening concert: Camerata RCO
Brahms: in Mozart's footsteps

Court music director Johannes Brahms? Before his great time in Vienna, the Hamburg-born artist had actually been there once, namely in 1857-59, in each case for the winter months, at the Lippe princely court in Detmold. His Serenade op. 11 was also written there in 1857 – in chamber music instrumentation. Although the work has survived only in the later version for large orchestra, the Argentine composer and conductor Jorge Rotter has reconstructed the original version for nine solo instruments. The Camerata RCO, composed of members of the renowned Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, combines the charming Serenade with the Czech Suite by Brahms protégé Antonín Dvořák, also "scaled down."

The concert will be recorded by Deutschlandfunk Kultur and broadcast on March 31, 2024 at 8:03 pm.

Camerata RCO

Members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Tjeerd Top and Joanna Westers

Santa Vižine

Johan van Iersel

Lucía Mateo Calvo
Double bass

Luna Vigni

Hein Wiedijk and Arno Piters

Marceau Lefèvre

Mees Vos

Johannes Brahms
Serenade No. 1 in D major op. 11 (original version reconstructed by J. Rotter)
1st Allegro molto
2nd Scherzo. Allegro non troppo - Trio. Poco più moto

Antonín Dvořák
Czech Suite in D major op. 39 in the version for octet

Johannes Brahms
Serenade No. 1 in D major op. 11
3rd Adagio non troppo
4th Menuetto I and II
5th Scherzo. Allegro
6th rondo. Allegro

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