Contemporary music and Brahms, Aug 7, 2016
...I have loved Brahms’ music passionately, I could not listen to it without being deeply moved, not only because I found it admirable but also because it reminded me of my home country. Especially in the andante from the Clarinet Quintet, I could see in front of my eyes the Hungarian steppe, the faint sorrow, the hazy nostalgia of fields that extend to infinity. (George Enescu)
We had the wonderful pleasure to listen to contemporary pieces of three composers during the first part of concert on the seventh night of Academia Sighișoara. The artists and teachers of Academia Sighișoara 2016 have performed works by Hungarian composer György Ligeti, by the Swiss composer and professor of the summer academy Roland Moser, and also premiered the piece written by young Romanian composer Alexandru Sima (student of Academia Sighișoara).
After the intermission the marvellous Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115 of Johannes Brahms was performed by Alexandru Gavrilovici (violin), Andrea Duca (violin), Andrei Harabagiu (viola), Katharina Gohl Moser (cello), Aurelian Băcan (clarinet).
Photo © Gábor Loránd - Academia Sighișoara 2016
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7
8 pm, CONCERT, CITY HALL
With Alexandru Gavrilovici, violin; Andrea Duca, violin; Andrei Harabagiu, viola; Adelina Oprean, viola; Katharina Gohl Moser, cello; Stéphane Giampellegrini, cello; Aurelian Băcan, clarinet; Marie Trottmann, harp
György Ligeti (1923 – 2006) – ‘Hommage à Hilding Rosenberg’ for Violin and Cello (1982)
Roland Moser (*1943) – String Sextet in two movements (1987)
Alexandru Sima (*1990) – Vertij (Vertigo). Quartet for Clarinet, Viola, Cello and Harp (2016) – world premiere
Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) – Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115 (1891)
More photos by Gábor Loránd here!