A performance that celebrates the Bauhaus centennial by shedding light on the unknown musical dimension of the famous German art and design school. A concert that traces back the repertoire from Bach and Beethoven, up to the early 20th century through works of composers connected to the Bauhaus by means of music, performed by members of the Deutsche Symphony Orchestra.
CLEMENS LINDER | Violin
ADELE BITTER| Cello
HOLGER GROSCHOPP | Piano
Baabdath | Maronite Parish Hall
8:00 pm | Free Entrance
J. S. BACH (1685 – 1750)
Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue BWV 903, transcribed for cello and pianoforte by F. Busoni
A. SCHOENBERG (1874 – 1951)
Piece in D minor for violin & piano
Fantasy for violin with piano accompaniment Op. 47
S. RACHMANINOFF (1873 – 1943)
‘Trio élégiaque’ No. 1 in G Minor for violin, cello and piano
L. FEININGER (1871 – 1956)
Fugue I in E-flat Minor for piano
Fugue III ‘Gigue’ in G Major for piano
F. BUSONI (1866 – 1924)
Two Short Pieces for the Cultivation of Polyphonic Playing for piano
H. EISLER (1898 – 1952)
Duo for violin and cello Op. 7, No. 1
L. VAN BEETHOVEN (1770 – 1827)
Trio No. 4 for violin, cello and piano Op. 70, No. 1 in D major (‘Ghost’)
Allegro vivace e con brio
Largo assai ed espressivo
Clemens Linder was born in Austria and began playing the violin at the age of nine. He studied with Maria Kikel, Klara Flieder and Ernst Kovacic at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
After graduating with distinction he moved to Berlin where he holds the position of the assistant principal of the second violins of the Deutsches Symphony Orchestra Berlin. He worked with orchestras such as the Klangforum Wien,Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Orchestra and performs regularly as a guest principal second with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
He has appeared with chamber music partners such as Ernst Kovacic, Thomas Lacher, Valentin Erben, Jörg Widmann, Wolfgang Meyer and Martin Spangenberg at venues like the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Philharmonie Berlin, the Bozar in Brussels, the Bermuda Festival, a.o. Clemens Linder is member of the Eisler-Quartet and teaches since 2004 at the Hochschule für Musik »Hanns Eisler« Berlin
Adele Bitter was born in Berlin, where she absorbed vital musical influences as a child and began playing cello at an early age. After several years of study with Katharina Maechler and Dietmar Schwalke (now in the Berliner Philharmoniker), she joined the class of Prof. Gerhard Mantel at the Frankfurt Conservatory.
After graduation, Adele Bitter moved to the Hanns Eisler Hochschule in Berlin, where she was a student of Prof. Josef Schwab. Periods of study in the USA, especially in Cincinnati with Lee Fiser from the legendary LaSalle Quartet, rounded out her training. She played with the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and Ensemble Modern Orchestra, and while still a student was a member of Daniel Barenboim’s newly-founded Orchesterakademie within the Staatskapelle Berlin. Her concert exam included a performance of a cello concerto by Hans Pfitzner with the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz.
She soon took up her first post, principal cellist of the Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe, allowing her to expand her opera repertoire. Two years later she was appointed an assistant principal cellist with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, of which she remains a member while continuing her presence as a soloist and chamber musician. She is also a member of the Adamello Quartett, which often combines classical repertoire with contemporary examples (Dutilleux, Glanert, Nono, Reimann, Scelsi, etc.). She was also trained in historically-informed praxis and studied baroque cello with Christophe Coin at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. Playing both continuo and solo parts in collaboration with Rinaldo Alessandrini, Karl-Friedrich Beringer, Ton Koopman, Andrew Manze, Andrea Marcon, and Helmuth Rilling has left an indelible impression on her. She has performed baroque chamber music, as well, for instance with Jos van Immerseel and the soprano Yeree Suh.
Holger Groschopp was born in Berlin and pursued his piano studies in his hometown with Georg Sava. In addition he studied composition with Isang Yun and song interpretation with Aribert Reimann and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. His extensive solo career has taken him to most European countries, the Middle and Far East and North and Central America. He has performed as soloist at major European festivals (Berlin, Salzburg, Montepulciano etc.) and played chamber music with many prominent musicians.
Holger Groschopp is considered an expert in Contemporary Music and worked intensively with composers such as Isang Yun, Pierre Boulez, Aribert Reimann, Hans Werner Henze, Heinz Holliger and others. He has had a close collaboration with Claudio Abbado, Sir Simon Rattle, the Berlin Philharmonic, the DSO Berlin and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
His six CD’s released on the Capriccio label with transcriptions by Ferruccio Busoni were given highest acclaim by a range of international critics, including highest recommendation in BBC Music Magazine and the US magazine Fanfare.