Matthias Schorn, conception, conductor & clarinet
Dorothea Schupelius, violin
Marie Kropfitsch, violin
Sào Soulez Larivière, viola
Petar Pejčić, cello
Dominik Wagner, double bass
Joséphine Olech, flute
Vera Karner, clarinet
Tamás Pálvalfi, trumpet
Csaba Bencze, trombone
Marcell Szabó, piano
Wiebke Kruse, vocals
Works by Brahms, Beethoven, Schubert, and Ray Charles
Johannes Brahms grew up in a neighborhood that was home to simple trades and working-class families in his day. Inside Brahms explores the roots that shaped his creative work.
Johannes Brahms was born on May 7, 1833, in Hamburg’s Neustadt district (Specksgang 24). Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Ulricusstrasse and then later to Dammtorwall. For 18 years the people and trades of the Gängeviertel district, which to a large extent included prostitution, formed his neighborhood. But apart from historical documents and illustrations, nothing remains of Brahms’ historic district. With “Inside Brahms”, he returns to the places of his childhood and youth. During the concerts in the Gängeviertel and St. Pauli, we trace a biography that impressively documents opportunities for advancement and education in the 19th century. Matthias Schorn, solo clarinetist of the Vienna Philharmonic, has prepared a program that uses original works and arrangements to take a new look at the Hamburg composer’s oeuvre.
Sponsored by Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. and Claussen-Simon-Stiftung.
In cooperation with Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis