Let yourself be warmed on this winter evening by the sound of the eight strings of Roctet.
The music of Johann Sebastian Bach is actually indispensable during Christmas time. What could be better, therefore, to start our concert with Bach's very last work 'Die Kunst der Fuge', in an arrangement by our principal Joris van Rijn.
A rarely performed work is the Double Quartet 'Novoselye - Housewarming' by the romantic Russian composer, “rediscovered” by Roctet and released on our debut CD. Nikolay Afanasyev. The piece is particularly rich in musical discoveries, offers an abundance of lilting melodies that are close to folk music.
The masterpiece is after the break Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Octet in E flat major op.20 on the program. The octet was intended as a birthday gift for the violinist and conductor Eduard Rietz (1802-1832), who certainly appreciated the virtuoso first violin part. The composer's nuanced, delicate writing style and his romantic, lyrical and lilting melodies make the Octet one of the most performed in the repertoire.
Tickets are also available at the venue.
Admission: €22.50 incl. Mulled wine