Candlelight Concert at the Portuguese Synagogue  Saturday 30 November 2013 20.00

Amsterdam Sinfonietta plays Schoenberg & Schulhoff

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Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1941), Piece Pieces for String Quartet (1923)
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951), Transfigured Night for String Sextet (1899)

On Saturday November 30, after Shabbat ends, for the occasion of our exhibition Schoenberg & Kandinsky top notch Dutch orchestra Amsterdam Sinfonietta will play music of Schoenberg and Schulhoff.

Transfigured Night is Schoenberg's earliest pioneering work, and one that is surprisingly easy on the ear for this artistic revolutionary. Here the young Schoenberg is still balancing between Brahms and Wagner. Though slowly but surely he starts to explore the borders of tonality, which is why this piece got a lot of negative response from contemporaries. Today it stands as one of Schoenberg's most famous, and as mentioned above, "easiest" pieces.

Schulhoff's music shows the enormous influence that Schoenberg had. Like Kafka, Schulhoff was a German speaking Jew born in Prague, who organized concerts in Prague (and later Berlin) to advocate the music of the Second Viennese School. For this he corresponded extensively with Schoenberg's students Berg and Webern. Schulhoff's Five Pieces for String Quartet illustrates this point. Its form is a baroque dance suite, but the contents are full of hints at the Second Viennese School.

Ingrid van Dingstee, violin
Frances Thé, violin
Anne-Bartje Fontein, viola
Hannah Strijbos, viola
Michiel Weidner, cello
Örs Köszeghy, cello

When: November 30
Start: 8.00 PM
Tickets: € 13,50

Sales Points:
1. On the evening of the concert between 7.30 PM and 8.00 PM at the ticket desk of the Portuguese Synagogue. 
2. During regular opening hours at the ticket desk of the Portuguese Synagogue and the Jewish Historical Museum. 
3. Buy your E-tickets online.

Reservations: It's not possible to reserve tickets.

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