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Johannes X. Schachtner’s “Parafonia” Given World Premiere

The new work “Parafonia” for violoncello and chamber orchestra by the Munich composer Johannes X. Schachtner will be given its world premiere on 31 May 2014 in Dautphetal-Buchenau during the course of the 28th Eckelshausen Music Days (31 May to 9 June 2014).

The cellist Julius Berger and the Concertino Ensemble under the direction of Achim Fiedler will present the concertante work, completed in 2014, during the opening ceremony in the rooms of the Atrium Roth Werke.

Johannes X. Schachtner on “Parafonia”:
“A fragment can develop an enormous power of attraction for a composer, for the empty spaces create room for speculation and present incomplete ideas. ‘Parafonia’ is by no means a completion; rather, it is a very subjective continuation of a narration which makes a point of the fragmentary. Thus the material is exposed, newly spliced and repeatedly illuminated in different ways.
Mozart himself took up the beginning of the adagio melody in his motet ‘Ave verum’ - this continued development is also narrated. And Liszt is greeted in the coda with his Ave verum homage ‘A la Chapelle Sixtine’.”

31 May 2014
Atrium Roth Werke, 8 PM
World premiere: Johannes X. Schachtner
“Parafonia” for violoncello and chamber orchestra
Julius Berger (violoncello)
Concertino Ensemble
Achim Fiedler (direction)


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