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Johannes X. Schachtner: World Premieres in Munich and Bamberg

Munich and Bamberg are the scenes of the upcoming world premieres of two new works of the composer Johannes X. Schachtner, born in 1985 in Gräfeling.

On 10 October 2011, members of the Munich Philharmonic will present his "Capricietto" for trombone quartet. The work was commissioned by Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the University Main Building and is dedicated to Franziska Schachtner.

One day later, on 11 October 2011, the world premiere of the ensemble piece "Cherubiniana" will be given at the Villa Concordia in Bamberg. The Workshop Orchestra of the Bamberg Summer Opera will perform under the direction of Till F. Weser. This work, commissioned by the Bamberg Summer Opera, is dedicated to Bruno Weil.

The composer has supplied the following commentary on “Cherubiniana:”

"My 'Cherubiniana' takes up an idea found in several symphonies of Mozart, namely the relating of an operatic plot packed into symphonic form. The scoring also indicates this, being in the tradition of operatic wind music, supplemented by violin, trumpets and percussion.
Mozart, for example, unhesitatingly changes the plot of the ‘Abduction from the Seraglio’ in the Finale of his Haffner Symphony - Belmonte is hanged and Osmin triumphs. Thus begins my imaginary plot with Cherubino's attempted flight which fails in this case. A Canzonetta and a Menuet following the Introduction speculate, tongue-in-cheek, on how the opera 'The Marriage of Figaro' would have then proceeded. A Quadrille at the end of the work allows one to surmise that the day would probably have gone as 'fantastically' as Beaumarchais describes it in ‘La Folle Journée’.“

10 October 2011
University, Große Aula, 6 PM
World premiere: Johannes X. Schachtner
Capricietto für Posaunenquartett
Members of the Münchner Philharmoniker

11 October 2011
Saal der Villa Concordia Bamberg, 7 PM
World premiere: Johannes X. Schachtner
”Cherubiniana“ for chamber ensemble
workshop orchestra of the Sommeroper Bamberg
Till F. Weser (direction)


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