About the Event
In this highly‐anticipated concert, hear the mellifluous sounds of classical music by Arnold Schönberg and Anton Bruckner at Berlin's treasured and world‐renowned Konzerthaus.
Arnold Schönberg himself arranged his successful late‐romatic string sextet 'Verklärte Nacht' (Transfigured Night) from 1899 for string orchestra — so masterfully that its fragile passages are wonderfully brought to bear despite the larger instrumentation.
Christoph Eschenbach conducts a much larger cast after the intermission with Bruckner's Symphony No. 7, which the composer wrote from 1881 to 1883. Meanwhile, Richard Wagner died. Bruckner wrote his mourning for his revered colleague into the coda of the Adagio, which is intoned by Wagnerian tubas and horns.
- Arnold Schönberg – Verklärte Nacht op. 4 – Fassung für Streichorchester
- Anton Bruckner – Sinfonie Nr. 7 E‐Dur
|Conductor:|| Christoph Eschenbach |
Christoph Eschenbach, born 1940 in Breslau, Germany (today Wroclaw, Poland) is a noted pianist and conductor. Orphaned by World War II, he won numerous first‐place piano competition prizes. In 1964 he made his first recording (of Mozart) for Deutsche Grammophon and signed a contract with the label.
The Konzerthaus Berlin is a concert hall situated on the Gendarmenmarkt, the most beautiful square in the city. Built in 1821, the structure initially served as a theater. Severely damaged in the Second World War, it was rebuilt as a concert hall in 1977, with a neoclassical interior, and changed its name to reflect its new function in 1994. Consistently numbered among the top five concert halls in the world, the Konzerthaus hosts around 500 performances every year, ranging from symphony and chamber concerts featuring international stars to new music and children's concerts.