Chopin Piano Concertos I at the Schlosstheater Potsdam Sanssouci
About the Event
In this highly‐anticipated concert, hear the mellifluous sounds of classical music by Chopin and Castiglioni at Potsdam's treasured and world‐renowned Neues Palais.
Frederic Chopin was a Polish composer and pianist of the Romantic area early 19th century. He wrote primarily piano solos but also piano concerts, chamber pieces and songs set to Polish lyrics. He is well‐known as a poetic genius without competition of his generation. In fact, he created the concept of instrumental ballade and his performances were noted for their sensitivity and fine distinction. He spent most of his life in Paris, where he performed for the intimate atmospheres of salons. For most of his life, he suffered poor health. As a result, he died quite young at the age of 39, probably of tuberculosis.
- Chopin, Frederic – Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 f‐moll op. 21 F
- Chopin, Frederic – „Mozartvariationen“ op. 2
- Castiglioni, Niccolò – Streichquartett Nr. 3 f‐moll
The 'Mozartensemble Berlin‐Brandenburg' has continuously developed into a top ensemble in recent years. Over the past four years, it has distinguished itself above all at concerts in Berlin and Bavarian palaces. Highlights were performances at the festival in Schönbrunn in Vienna in 1999, at the Rococo Theatre Schwetzingen in 2000 and 2001 as well as at the Royal Palace Herrenchiemsee in 2000,- 2006. The ensemble performed the 'Brandenburg Concerts' very successfully at the Allerheiligenhofkirche of the Residenz in Munich during the Classical Days 2004, 2005 and 2006. It is the home ensemble of the 'Klassiktage Berliner Schlösser' and the 'Klassiktage München'. This year the ensemble performed for the first time at the Salzburg Schlosskonzerte and was spontaneously invited back to Salzburg for 10 concerts in 2007. The ensemble has all 24 Mozart quartets and the master's 6 string quintets firmly in its repertoire, as well as the 'Brandenburg Concertos' by Johann Sebastian Bach and Mozart's great concert divertimenti.