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Berner Muentschi

«Berner Müntschi» in Tokyo On Tour

Toppan Hall

Mon, 9 Dec 2024 19:00 Tokyo, Toppan Hall Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Direction and Violin

Works by Mendelssohn, Bartók, Veress and others

Programme

Zoltán Kodály (1882–1967)
Marosszéker Tänze arranged for CAMERATA BERN by Sándor Veress

Gabrielle Brunner (*1963)
Szene II for String Ensemble (Commissioned by CAMERATA BERN 2022)

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809–1847)
Concerto for Violin and Strings in D minor

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Sandor Veress (1907–1992):
Musica Concertante for 12 Strings, dedicated to CAMERATA BERN

Béla Bartók (1881–1945)
Romanian Folk Dances for String Orchestra


Programme with interval
Running time: approx. 2 hours

About the programme

For the first time in exactly 50 years, CAMERATA BERN is playing in Japan. What to bring from Switzerland? A musical greeting, of course! In particular, music that was written for CAMERATA BERN. Commissioned compositions such as Gabrielle Brunner's finely articulated Szene II (2022) based on a poem by Ingeborg Bachmann. The Hungarian-Swiss composer Sándor Veress wrote for the still-young CAMERATA BERN as early as 1966. His Musica Concertante is a highly virtuosic concerto for the collective and is thus characteristic of the ensemble. 

It is also typical of CAMERATA BERN to combine such new works with more traditional ones: for example, Kodály's Dances of Marosszék arranged by Veress, which illuminate the depths of the Hungarian soul. Great emotions, too, in Bartók's Romanian Folk Dances: miniatures of melancholy and a blazing zest for life. Artistic Partner Patricia Kopatchinskaja can be heard as a soloist in Mendelssohn's classically filigreed Violin Concerto in D minor. A youthful work? Always exciting from a prodigy!

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