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Chamber Music

chamber music concert III
inspired by new production of »Maskerade«


Jean Sibelius (1865–1957)
Impromptu for Strings (based on piano Impromptus op.5 Nr.5 and Nr.6) (1893)

Carl Nielsen (1865–1931)
String Quintet in G Major FS 5 (1888)
Andante lamentoso (By the bier of a young artist) for String Quartet & Double Bass FS 58 (1910)


Niels Wilhelm Gade (1817–1890)
String Quintet in e minor op.8 Nr.672 (1845)

After 200 years Carl Nielsen is still Denmark's most popular composer. His output, which included many masterpieces, was eclectic. An extraordinarily fresh string quintet and an Andante lamentoso titled An der Bahre eines jungen Künstlers / By the bier of a young artist are among Nielsen's most important chamber music works. The members of the Frankfurt Opern- und Museumsorchester will also be performing the Finnish composer Sibelius' Impromptu for Strings and a string quintet by the Danish composer Niels Wilhelm Gade, a contemporary of Mendelssohn and Schumann, on their musical journey through northern Europe.

Chamber music on Sunday mornings has been on offer at Oper Frankfurt for 25 years, with members of the Frankfurt Opern- und Museumsorchester performing sometimes quite unusual programmes.