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Bon Voyage

Bon Voyage

In this evening Amarcord Wien takes a musical voyage throughout the world. The compositions of masters such as, Modest Mussorgsky, Dmitri Shostakovich, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Erik Satie — and naturally Astor Piazzola, a composer whose music Amarcord has been intimately involved with over many years.

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Mahler Lieder

Mahler Lieder

Amarcord Wien and Elisabeth Kulman (mezzo soprano) with music from Gustav Mahler. Selected poems of Friedrich Rückert, from the “Songs of a Wayfarer” and the collection “Des Knaben Wunderhorn” are the central pieces of the evening.

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Satie

Satie

Amarcord delves into the works of Erik Satie, creating from his minimalist piano works new soundscapes. Confronted with the musical poetry of Satie’s own aphorisms, they improvise around the simple enigmatic structures typical of his compositions. The fewer notes there are, the more vital it is how they are played.

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Pictures at an Exhibition

Pictures at an Exhibition

This evening begins with the work Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky. Amarcord worked intensively to create a highly individual and groundbreaking arrangement which was enthusiastically embraced by the public received rave reviews for its CD recording.

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Piazzolla

Piazzolla

An evening with music by the Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla. Sonorous arrangements for violin, cello, accordion and double bass. Milonga Loca, Caliente, Michelangelo 70, Soledad, the angel trilogy Milonga del Angel, Muerte del Angel and Resurrección del Angel and many other works by Piazzolla.

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