The Völklingen Ironworks flooded in red light
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Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67*
Johannes Brahms - Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn op. 56a**
Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, one of the most popular works in music history, is on the programme of the HFM Saar symphony concert. Whether the four opening notes of Beethoven's work are really a knock of fate on the door, as was rumoured in the composer's circle, remains to be seen, but they are in any case grandiose.
Beethoven's music was also fateful for Johannes Brahms. Brahms, for whom Beethoven's symphonies were the great - ultimately overpowering - model, needed 14 years for his first symphony and still had the feeling that he had not created anything independent.
With the "Haydn Variations", on the other hand, he gained confidence in the terrain of symphonic orchestral music. The "Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn" mark the step from Brahms the chamber musician to Johannes Brahms the symphonist. At the same time, he created a new form, the orchestral variations, which found continuations in works by Antonin Dvořák, Edward Elgar, Max Reger and Arnold Schönberg, among others.
In the unique, contrasting atmosphere of the Gebläsehalle, the symphony orchestra of the Hochschule für Musik Saar will perform - conducted by Professor Toshiyuki Kamioka* and Christian Schüller**.
Admission normal: 8,- €, reduced 5,- €
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