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Concert

Hagen Quartett plays Adams

John Adams, the great composer of the USA, is an admirer of Ludwig van Beethoven. Adams, who combines minimal music, jazzy-rock and new romanticism in an original way, has enriched the rare genre of the concerto for string quartet and orchestra in a lasting way with his quote-rich Beethoven fantasy "Absolute Jest" in 2012.
date
Wednesday, 27. April 2022
time
19:30
location
Großes Festspielhaus
Hofstallgasse 1 , 5020 Salzburg
price from
19 €*
* included in the following subscription: Die große Symphonie

Hagen Quartett plays Adams

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Overture from "Egmont

JOHN ADAMS
Concerto for string quartet and orchestra "Absolute Jest"

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 7, A major, op. 92

Mozarteumorchester Salzburg
Gérard Korsten conductor
Hagen Quartet

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John Adams, the great composer of the USA, is an admirer of Ludwig van Beethoven. Adams, who combines minimal music, jazzy-rock and new romanticism in an original way, has enriched the rare genre of the concerto for string quartet and orchestra in a lasting way with his quote-rich Beethoven fantasy "Absolute Jest" in 2012. "The wedding between string quartet and orchestra was masterly," star critic David Littlejohn opined in the "Wall Street Journal" after the San Francisco premiere. The masterpiece demands a master quartet, and so the members of the Hagen Quartet will perform together for the first time in a concert of the Kulturvereinigung. The Mozarteumorchester Salzburg and Gérard Korsten will naturally surround this spirited and musical homage to Beethoven with works of the 2020 annual regent, which is actually one every year. On April 27, the 7th Symphony forms the finale. In it, the dance becomes the principle, filled with rhythmic elemental force, melodic inspiration and compelling passion. The "Egmont Overture" is heard at the beginning of all three concerts, and on April 28 and 29 the "Eroica" is heard at the end - pieces in which the composer sang the high song of freedom, democracy and the self-determination of the individual. Values, in other words, for which people today often have to fight just as they did more than two hundred years ago.

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Advance booking starts April 29, 2021

Tickets: € 27 - € 93
€13 for U27 - bookable 30 days before the event!
 

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Introductory lecture: 6:45 p.m., Fördererlounge (German)

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Musik:Kaleidoskope " John Adams "Absolute Jest""
Music lecture by Thomas Heißbauer (German)
Wed, April 20, 2022
19.30, Traklhaus
 

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