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This concert turns the spotlight on one living legend and two from the past: Teppo Hauta-aho, a modern day double bass virtuoso who has penned over 300 works for his instrument, Robert Schumann, the brilliant composer and critic whose final days were marred by a descent into madness, and Ludwig van Beethoven, the man who changed the course of music history with his groundbreaking ideas.
Elements of jazz, contemporary and classical music feature in Hauta-aho's Kadenza, a piece which pushes both musical and technical boundaries for the double bass. Schumann's Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano mirrors the extremes of his multifaceted personality; dreamy and introspective, fiery and passionate. Beethoven's "Judas Maccabaeus" variations give us a glimpse of his fearsome talent as an improviser, while his String Quartet No.15 - written in total deafness just two years before his death - is a hauntingly beautiful work and a pinnacle of the chamber music repertoire.
Raffael Bietenhader, double bass
BEETHOVEN 12 Variations from Handel's "Judas Maccabaeus", WoO 45
SCHUMANN Adagio and Allegro, Op.70
Elizabeth Tan, cello
Loo Bang Hean, piano
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No.15 in A minor, Op.132
Peter Daniš & Miroslav Daniš, violins
Emil Csonka, viola
Mátyás Major, cello
Dewan Filharmonik Petronas
Tues 14 Nov 2017, 6:30PM
All seats: RM 30
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Box Office: +603 20517007
Online Purchase: http://mpo.com.my/23-chamber-concert-v-14-nov/
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