The ancestral line of artists who have played a significant role in the history of Berlin’s court and state operas, as well as its court and Staatskapelle orchestras, is impressive. Carl Heinrich Graun, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Johann Friedrich Reichardt in the 18th century, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Giacomo Meyerbeer and Otto Nicolai in the 19th century, and then later Richard Strauss, Alban Berg, Paul Hindemith, Darius Milhaud, Otto Klemperer and Paul Dessau, are just a handful of the composers and conductors who have left an enduring legacy and given key world premieres.
These roots are traced by members of the Staatskapelle Berlin over ten chamber concerts, every Monday evening at the Apollo Hall.
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
OCTET E-FLAT MAJOR OP. 20
INTRODUCTORY PHRASE OF THE STRING QUARTETS NR. 14 AND 15 OP.291 NR. 1 AND 2
OCTET OP.291 (string quartets nr. 14 and 15 simultaneous)