Opus 333? Johann Strauss' waltz "Wein, Weib und Gesang" bears this opus number. The young wind players of the ensemble named after the waltz prefer to translate the title as "Aimer, boire et chanter" (Love, drink and sing). They are not lacking in humor anyway, the four Frenchmen who make the saxhorn, also called euphonium, invented around 1845 by Adolphe Sax - an acrobatic and at the same time so delicate-sounding all-rounder. 333, that was also the number of the room at the Paris Conservatoire national where the class of Philippe Fritsch gathered, the well-known saxhorn guru with whom all four musicians studied. The brilliant arrangements and subtle chamber music interplay of op. 333 lend a very special flair to the spirited melodies from Spain.
Concert with intermission
Duration approx. 2 hours