Chamber Music

Philharmonic Chamber Music: Dealing with the Devil

Seduced by the promise of great wealth, a soldier surrenders his violin and with it his soul to the devil. A fatal exchange... In chamber play-like scenes and with cabaret-like music, Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale deals with an existential theme: what is more important? Money or the bond with loved ones? The solo violin is played by our first concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley, and actress Nina Hoss guides through the piece as the narrator. The evening opens with Catch and Release, a work by our Composer in Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Nina Hoss speaker

Alexander Bader clarinet

Noah Bendix-Balgley violin

Peter Riegelbauer double bass

Markus Weidmann bassoon

Guillaume Jehl trumpet

Jesper Busk Sørensen trombone

Jan Schlichte drums

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Catch and Release

Igor Stravinsky

L'Histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale)

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