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.
Quartet Movement for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello in A minor
Piano Quintet in F minor
Chamber Symphony No. 1
E major, op. 9 (Version for piano quintet by Anton Webern)
Estimated end time: 17:30
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.