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Saturday 24 August 2024  3 pm

Viennese Classic and a story for today

Orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin
Dagmar Manzel  narrator
Peter Gülke  director
Peter Gülke  Introduction to the concert programme. The number of participants is limited. Therefore we ask for registration.

Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)  Symphony No. 85 in B♭ major (1785) „La Reine“
Igor Strawinsky (1882 – 1971)  L’histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale) (1918)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)  Symphony No. 41 in C major KV 551 (1788) „Jupiter“

Surrounded by Haydn and Mozart, Strawinsky’s Histoire du soldat seems like music from another era. It tells the story of a soldier who sells his violin and, along with it, his soul for a book that can predict the future. It makes him rich but not happy. The text is narrated in rhythmic patterns, partly in verses, and the narrator takes different roles, both commenting and intervening. The music is part dashing, part grotesque and sometimes sounds like a jazz band playing. Then Haydn’s La Reine takes us back to the 18th century, to a genteel scenery of enormous gowns, silk stockings and complicated hairdos. Finally, Mozart’s last symphony will lift our spirits.

Subject to change

Tickets 39 €  32 €  27 €  19 €  14 €  12 € plus 10% advance booking fee
Discounts 3 €
Price categories 1 to 6: Description and seating plan

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