Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen / Asmik Grigorian / Matthias Goerne / Tarmo Peltokoski


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Asmik Grigiorian
Asmik Grigiorian © Tim Moteris
Matthias Goerne
Matthias Goerne © Marie Staggat / Deutsche Grammophon
Tarmo Peltokoski
Tarmo Peltokoski © Peter Rigaud
Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen © Julia Baier

Deep emotionality

They both have a firm place on the Olympus of the operatic world: Asmik Grigorian and Matthias Goerne. The Lithuanian soprano has been filling the world’s great opera houses for several years now, while her baritone colleague has long been one of the most sought-after artists in his field, with his beguilingly warm timbre. Taking to the stage together, this is therefore a momentous union indeed.

The programme features Dmitri Shostakovich’s »Symphony No. 14«, which brought the duo headline acclaim back in 2019. They caused something of a sensation – not only in Salzburg with the Vienna Philharmonic but in Hamburg too with the Ensemble Resonanz. Now they return to the Elbphilharmonie stage with this extraordinary work. Its eleven movements, with a changing cast of singers, form a musical protest against mortality – an impressive dance with death in which Asmik Grigorian and Matthias Goerne once again demonstrate their deep emotionality and enormously broad range of expression. They are accompanied by the agile Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, conducted by Tarmo Peltokoski, who begins the evening’s proceedings with Shostakovich’s famous »Chamber Symphony«. The orchestra, a long-standing audience favourite in Hamburg, and the young Finnish star conductor treat the audience to this seminal work by the anti-fascist composer. The »Chamber Symphony«, an arrangement of his » String Quartet No. 8«, is considered an aural confession of the suppressed artist.


Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

Asmik Grigorian soprano

Matthias Goerne baritone

conductor Tarmo Peltokoski


Dmitri Schostakowitsch
Kammersinfonie c-Moll op. 110a

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Dmitri Schostakowitsch
Sinfonie Nr. 14 op. 135

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Promoter: HamburgMusik

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