Thomas Hengelbrock II

Program change: Johannes Brahms Third Symphony with the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble

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"Johannes Brahms must be given a dedication. I want to keep this waltz popular, but still spiced and peppered": read in a letter from Johann Strauss. The "king of waltzes" appreciated Brahms, who had been elected by the Hanseatic voters of Vienna - and this was based on mutuality. Thomas Hengelbrock juxtaposes the waltz dedicated to Brahms "Seid umschlungen, Millionen" with the Third Brahms Symphony. A waltz can also be heard in it - albeit a melancholy one. That cheerfulness and melancholy are anyway two sides of the same coin is proven by the soprano Katharina Konradi with the Viennese song "Draußen im Sievering" and the number "Grüß dich Gott, du liebes Nesterl!" from the operetta "Wiener Blut".

Photo that shows Balthasar Neumann Chor® Florence Grandidier. © Florence Grandidier
© Florence Grandidier


Program change: The Orchester National de France is not yet on tour again. Thomas Hengelbrock is therefore creating a program with the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble with Johannes Brahms Third Symphony as well as the waltz “Seid umschlungen, Millionen” and two arias by Johann Strauß. The soloist is the soprano Katharina Konradi.

The event will be taking place as announced – although due to the coronavirus safety measures, there will be no intermission.

Please note: due to the current hygiene and distancing requirements, the seating plan of the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden has changed. In autumn we will be permitted, for the time being, to use approximately 500 of the 2000 usually available seats. Our Ticketing Service Center will contact you if necessary and select the best seats for you. In the event that we have to offer you a lower seating category, you will be reimbursed the difference.

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