Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders! for horn, violine, clarinet, cello and double bass after Richard Strauss's Symphonic Poem
New Work for octet commissioned by the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation Première
Octet in F major D 803
20:00 | Kammermusiksaal
10 to 26 €
Founded more than 70 years ago, the Philharmonic Octet Berlin is one of the oldest and most steeped in tradition of the many chamber music ensembles that have originated from the ranks of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Over the decades, many world-class composers – including Paul Hindemith, Hans Werner Henze, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Isang Yun – have written works for the ensemble. This fine tradition will be continued with the premiere of a work by the Serbian composer Isidora Žebeljan at this year’s concert by the Philharmonic Octet in the Chamber Music Hall of the Philharmonie. A charming contrast to this new composition is provided by Franz Schubert’s octet composed in 1824; it was once the dawn of classically mixed octet instrumentation (two violins, viola, cello, double bass, clarinet, French horn and bassoon). Schubert’s ground-breaking attempt to transfer the sound of an orchestra to a string quartet expanded to include a double bass and winds is complemented in a smaller group by Franz Hasenöhrl’s Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders! – an enchanting chamber music essence of Richard Strauss’s symphonic poem Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche which gets up to every instrumental trick. If you love opulent orchestra tones and subtle chamber music equally, you will definitely enjoy this Philharmonic Octet concert.