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Humanity in War: Amatis Trio and recital by world star Thomas Quasthoff at Mogens Dahl Koncertsal

About the Event

With this concert, Amatis and Quasthoff aim to remind us that history is not captured by statistics alone, but that behind the numbers, places, and events lie individual destinies, given voice through excerpts from letters and diaries recited during the performance.

The works, which provide commentary on the recited texts, include compositions by Schubert, Schumann, Shostakovich, Webern, Korngold, as well as Rebecca Clarke and Fritz Kreisler.

The music will be performed by the highly respected piano trio Amatis, and the recitation will be delivered by the German world‐renowned bass‐baritone Thomas Quasthoff, who, in this evening's concert, will not participate as a singer but as a reciter.

Amatis, formed in 2014 in Amsterdam by violinist Lea Hausmann, cellist Samuel Shepherd, and pianist Mengjie Han, has played in 43 countries on five continents since its inception. They have won numerous competitions and received many accolades, including recognition for their recordings.

Thomas Quasthoff has had an impressive and diverse career, overcoming a significant handicap to engage in extensive concert activities and receiving awards such as three Grammy prizes and the Herbert von Karajan Music Prize. Over the past approximately 10 years, Quasthoff has shifted away from classical concert performances in favor of recitation and, for example, singing jazz.

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