Chamber Music I

For their first chamber music concert at the Whitsun Festival, the musicians of the SWR Symphonieorchester have invited a world-class pianist: Alexei Volodin. Volodin’s Chopin CD won a Choc de Classica and garnered five stars from the French magazine Diapason. Together with the SWR musicians he will present music by Gustav Mahler, César Franck, and Arnold Schoenberg.


Gustav Mahler
Quartet Movement for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello in A minor

César Franck
Piano Quintet in F minor

Arnold Schönberg
Chamber Symphony No. 1
E major, op. 9 (Version for piano quintet by Anton Webern)

Estimated end time: 17:30


Alexei Volodin Piano
Gunnar Persicke Violin
Emily Körner Violin
Raphael Sachs Viola
Frank-Michael Guthmann Cello
Tatjana Ruhland Flute
Ivo Ruf Clarinet


Theater Baden-Baden

Casino tenant Edouard Bénazet commissioned plans for a theater in the style of the Paris Opera in 1856. A design by Charles Couteau was agreed upon. The first performance was Conradin Kreutzer's Das Nachtlager von Granada on August 7, 1862. Two days later, Hector Berlioz conducted the premiere of his opera Béatrice et Bénédict, which he had composed for the opening. Since its complete renovation from 1989 to 1992, performances have been presented with modern stage technology.

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