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Chamber Music Lunch Concert

Chamber Music Lunch Concert

Chamber Music Lunch Concert

Thu 21. Sep 2023 12.15 Kleine Tonhalle
Haika Lübcke Flöte
Diego Baroni Klarinette
Christopher Whiting Violine
Gabriele Ardizzone Violoncello
Elaine Fukunaga Klavier
Christian Hartmann Schlagzeug
Bryce Dessner «Murder Ballades» – Schweizer Erstaufführung
John Harbison «Songs America Loves to Sing»
Prices CHF 40
Organizer Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich AG
Programme Notes
Kammermusik-Lunchkonzert 21. Sep 2023
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Murder Ballads

Our Creative Chair Bryce Dessner is at home in many musical worlds. From baroque to blues – elements from all genres and worlds can be found in his music. With "Murder Ballades" he takes up a great American folk music tradition. Murder ballads are, so to speak, musical detective stories; the songs tell of bloody murders. In the seven instrumental ballads, Bryce Dessner is inspired by such songs. His ballads are composed of original compositions and pieces inspired by classical melodies. John Harbison also takes up the American musical tradition in his "Songs America Loves to Sing". Songs familiar to him from his parents' home, such as "Amazing Grace", form the basis of his pieces.

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