Sven-Eric Bechtolf, recitation
Volkslieder, WoO 33
Ödön von Horváth:
€ 54EUR / € 48EUR / € 38EUR / € 24EUR
For almost 30 years now, the Austrian group Musicbanda Franui has been inspired by the great composers of the Romantic era and, with an incomparable mixture of woodwinds and brass, plucked and stringed instruments, as well as the finest ensemble vocals, makes this tradition-rich music off the beaten path a completely new experience time and again. Directly from their native high mountains in East Tyrol the musicians of Musicbanda Franui come this summer to the lowlands of Northern Germany – and with them they bring back Johannes Brahms, who once left Northern Germany to seek out his luck in Austria. With a lot of esprit in alto saxophone or violin, the sublime of Brahms’ songs become stimulatingly subtle and entertaining experiences. But the interpretations never lose their sensitivity and musical content: This is ensured by touching chants and lofty brass sounds that resound “Dort oben auf jenem Berge” (Up there on that mountain) and find their native resonance in the alpine mountain landscape. Actor and director Sven-Eric Bechtolf links this collection of songs thus created with Ödön von Horváth’s posthumously published first novel “36 Hours,” which is about a love story between Miss Agnes Pollinger and Mr. Eugen Reithofer that begins at six o’clock in the evening and comes to an end the morning after next at six o’clock...