Ensemble arabesques

Music for wind ensemble by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Dvořák

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This concert has already taken place! 28.90 | 39.90 | 56.40 | 67.40 | 89.40
Ensemble arabesques
Ensemble arabesques © Sonja Werner

Legend has it that Ludwig van Beethoven wrote his famous Symphony No. 6 while listening to the calls of quails, nightingales and cuckoos. There is evidence that the composer went for long walks in nature, under the impressions of which he wrote the symphony. Beethoven later entitled the finished work »Pastoral Symphony or Memories of Country Life«. It is an appeal to human reason and creative power. The Ensemble arabesques commissioned the renowned Andreas N. Tarkmann to arrange it for a large wind ensemble. The unusual instrumentation allows the music to enter into dialogue with modernity and thus addresses themes such as international understanding, freedom and global cohesion.


Ensemble arabesques

Eva Maria Thiébaud flute
Nicolas Thiébaud oboe
Eloi Huscenot oboe
Andreas Langenbuch clarinet
Anne Fuhrmann clarinet
Christian Kunert bassoon
Ulrich Hermann bassoon
Christoph Konnerth bassoon
Mahir Kalmik french horn
Joseph Rauch french horn
Clara Kalmik french horn
Samuel Liebhäuser trumpet
Christoph Heesch violoncello
Tobias Grove double bass
Diego Aldonza Crespo timpani


Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 »Pastorale« / Arrangement for wind ensemble by Andreas N. Tarkmann, commissioned by Ensemble arabesques

– Interval –

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Notturno in C major, Op. 24

Antonín Dvořák
Serenade for Winds, Violoncello and Double Bass in D minor, Op. 44

Pre-Concert Talk

with Christian Reichart (in German)

19:00 / Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal

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Promoter: arabesques-hamburg e.V.

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