Viola, violin, piano: autumnal sounds at the kulmbach music school

A concert with different sounds for autumn was offered in the city music school kulmbach. Birka falter (violin), michael falter (viola) and lorenz trottmann (piano) brought the friendly colors and moments of autumn to the forefront at the beginning.
Introduced by a festive piano piece from the fantasiestucken op. 41 by danish-german composer niels gade, performed by lorenz trottmann, who also began his musical education at the kulmbach music school nearly 20 years ago, the concert led to its first climax, the violin concerto in D major, k. 218 by wolfgang amadeus mozart, presented by birka falter on violin and lorenz trottmann on piano. In the first movement, there were not only cheerful melodies to be heard, but also stormy virtuoso passages. The middle movement, in turn, swept the audience away into a contemplative idyll, before the concert ended with a rollicking rondo.
After the concert there was a duo for violin and viola played by the couple birka and michael falter. The norwegian composer and conductor johann halvorsen took for his passacaglia a bass melody by georg friedrich handel and wrote new variations on it. Starting with already darker sounds the piece got more and more into flow and demanded virtuosic performances from both horns, especially the violin climbed to highest levels.
The second high point of the concert was the sonata op. 120 nr. 2 by johannes brahms. Actually brahms did not want to write any more works towards the end of his life, but then he heard the solo clarinettist of the meininger hofkapelle and was so enthusiastic about his sound that he dedicated several works to him, among others the two sonatas op. 120, as michael falter explained. The fact that he nevertheless played the work on the viola was due to the fact that brahms himself composed an alternative version, which michael falter then performed with lorenz trottmann on piano.

From intimate to stormy

In this sonata by brahms the contemplative and also melancholic colors of autumn came to the fore. The first movement was captivating with its gentle and intimate melodies, while the second movement became a veritable storm, interrupted by a calm and peaceful respite. The last sentence was again a work of variation. After a quiet beginning, the tempo increased until the stormy finale, which rewarded the audience with a radiant thunderous.
At the end all three musicians stood on the stage to perform from the trio pieces op. 83 to be interpreted by max bruch. Lorenz trottmann gave some background knowledge on this subject. The trio pieces were also written for a clarinetist, but this time it was bruch's son and also in this piece the clarinet part was rewritten by the composer.
The first piece painted the mood of a cold autumn day with melancholy colors and the second piece also had a melancholy character, but at the end the dark colors dissolved and gave way to a harmonic ending.
Music school director harald streit thanked the trio for their musical commitment, and the audience also responded with enthusiastic applause, so that the three musicians performed another piece from max bruch's cycle as an encore, this time in the stormy allegro.
"The music school always comes up with new ideas to give musicians from outside the school the chance to present themselves in front of an audience. It is really great that the first guest concert was so well received. I'm curious to see what other artists we can look forward to in the future" said oberburg mayor henry schramm. 

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