BLEEDING HEARTS

Schubert’s precocious song Death and the Maiden, composed at 17, shaped his String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, a fearless meditation on impermanence made all the more visceral in this string orchestra arrangement by Mahler. For his long-awaited Orpheus debut, Steven Isserlis interprets a cello concerto that exemplifies the sensitive style of C.P.E. Bach—a trailblazer who channeled his father’s dizzying craft into music of heartfelt transparency, guiding the way for Haydn and Mozart. Music by the tragically short-lived Hans Rott gives a tantalizing taste of a rising star admired by Bruckner and Mahler.

PROGRAM

Steven Isserlis, cello

ROTT: Symphony for String Orchestra in A-flat Major
C.P.E. BACH: Cello Concerto in A Major, H. 439
SCHUBERT: String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden”
(arr. Gustav Mahler)

NOW HEAR THIS!

Works listed in red are part of Now Hear This, a new Orpheus initiative dedicated to re-imagining musical gems from the past with new orchestration!

More upcoming performances

Orpheus on Tour- Regensburg, Germany

May 20, 2019 | 8:00PM
Audimax
Regensburg, Germany

Orpheus on Tour- Prague, Czech Republic

May 21, 2019 | 8:00PM
Dvořák Hall at Rudolfinum
Prague, Czech Republic

Orpheus on Tour- Essen, Germany

May 23, 2019 | 8:00PM
Philharmonie Essen
Essen, Germany

Orpheus on Tour- Stuttgart, Germany

May 24, 2019 | 8:00PM
Liederhalle
Stuttgart, Germany

Orpheus on Tour- Mannheim, Germany

May 25, 2019 | 8:00PM
Rosengarten
Mannheim, Germany

Orpheus on Tour- Cologne, Germany

May 26, 2019 | 8:00PM
Kölner Philharmonie
Cologne, Germany

Orpheus on Tour- Dresden, Germany

May 28, 2019 | 8:00PM
Kulturpalast
Dresdeen, Germany


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