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Laeiszhalle Hamburg / Kleiner Saal
Sun, 24 Apr 2016   11:00

West Side Piano / Kammerkonzert

2. Internationales Musikfest Hamburg

Leonard Bernstein’s »West Side Story« is the vision of a society without divisions. Here people are able to live together in peace irrespective of their origins and backgrounds and can even fall in love with each other against all odds. Although produced almost 60 years ago, »West Side Story« is still topical today.Aside from the tragic love story of Maria and Tony, it is Bernstein’s captivating and entertaining music that especially delights and excites audiences all over the world to this day. In the chamber music version for two pianos and drums, members of the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra reduce the music to its pure form of rhythm and harmony, defining elements of Béla Bartók’s music. Also presented in this concert is a sonata composed by Bartók especially for this instrumentation. A suite by Hungarian composer András Hamary builds a bridge to the 21st century.

Performers

Eberhard Hasenfratz piano

François Salignat piano

Matthias Hupfeld percussion

Jesper Tjærby Korneliusen percussion

Programme

András Hamary
Suite für zwei Klaviere und Schlagzeug

Béla Bartók
Sonate für zwei Klaviere und Schlagwerk Sz 110

Leonard Bernstein
West Side Story / arrangiert für zwei Klaviere und Schlagzeug

Festival

Promoter: Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg