Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Chamber Concert

July 2022
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Max Joseph Saal
Chamber concert
July 2022
6:00 pm
Tutzing, Evangelische Akademie
Chamber concert


Camille Saint-Saëns
Fantasy for Harp and Violin, op. 124
Guillaume Connesson
String Quartet
Claude Debussy
“Danse sacrée et danse profane”
Jacques Ibert
Deux Interludes for Flute, Violin and Harp
Jean Cras
Quintet for Flute, Harp and Strings


Magdalena Hoffmann harp
Ivanna Ternay flute
Korbinian Altenberger violin
Jehye Lee violin
Christiane Hörr-Kalmer viola
Hanno Simons violoncello

Information about the programme

One instrument crops up with striking frequency in French music: the harp. Magdalena Hoffmann, in Debussy’s Danse sacrée et danse profane, invokes this special Debussyan inflection on her instrument, joined by a string quartet. She also creates a close but delicate exchange with the violin in Camille Saint-Saëns’s Fantaisie. But no less essential to the special French sound is the flute: when it enters an intimate dialogue with the viola in Ibert’s Interludes, the conversation takes place against the undulating ground of a harp. Wave-like arpeggios for the harp are also heard in Quintet for Harp, Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello by the composer and admiral Jean Cras, a work perhaps inspired by his long journeys at sea. The 20th-century music of Cras, Debussy and Ibert receives an exciting contemporary counterpart in Guillaume Connesson’s String Quartet, composed in 2008.

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Fri, 23 Feb, 8:00 pm
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Emmanuelle Haim © Marianne Rosenstiehl
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