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3rd Chamber Concert

Oskar Böhme: Brass Sextet in E-flat Minor op. 30 / Heitor Villa-Lobos: »Bachianas Brasileiras« No. 6 (selection) / Igor Stravinsky: Octet for Wind Instruments

Concert
Alter Saal
Oskar Böhme: Brass Sextet in E-flat Minor op. 30
Trombone
Heitor Villa-Lobos: »Bachianas Brasileiras« No. 6 (selection)
Flute
Igor Stravinsky: Octet for Wind Instruments
Flute
Bassoon
Hitomi Wilkening Sophia Mindt
Clarinet

For the Brazilian Heitor Villa-Lobos, Johann Sebastian Bach's music is »the source of all musical creation«. Between 1930 and 1945 he composed nine »Bachianas Brasileiras«, which he dedicated to his model and which became his most successful works.

Igor Stravinsky composed the Octet for Wind Instruments in 1923. The Paris premiere audience had expected wild music, but found a sober classicist: icy silence after the premiere. Stravinsky said of his work, which has long since become a classic, that his octet should sound »dry, cool, clear and sparkling like champagne«.

The late Romantic brass sextet by Oskar Böhme, who was a trumpeter at the St. Petersburg Opera before falling victim to the Stalin regime, opens the programme.