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Ensemble 4.1

Thomas Hoppe - piano
Jörg Schneider - oboe
Alexander Glücksmann - clarinet
Christoph Knitt - bassoon
Fritz Pahlmann - french horn

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The only "Piano Windtet" of its kind: Ensemble 4.1!

FOUR wind soloists from top German orchestras and ONE unmistakable pianist Thomas Hoppe devote themselves to this still undiscovered wonderful musical genre.

Since its foundation in 2013, concerts in Germany and overseas organized by, amongst others, the Goethe Institute and German Embassies abroad, have built the ensemble´s path.

The communicative powers through its music and the intoxicating atmosphere this group creates on stage have repeatedly been praised by critics and have become a hallmark of the Ensemble 4.1.

Normal 0 21 false false false NL X-NONE X-NONE The DoelenQuartet is based in Rotterdam, where it has presented a series of new-music concerts in collaboration with the Doelen Ensemble at the Concert- en Congresgebouw De Doelen since the early 1990s.
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Origins - Ursprünge: Mozart, Verhey, Gieseking
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Ensember 4.1

Mozart: Quintet, KV 452 - III. Rondo


Verhey: Quintet, Op.20 - III. Intermezzo


Gieseking: Quintet (1919) – from III. Vivace molto scherzando

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Live recording from Piano Salon Christophori Berlin, 6 January 2017 - Avner Dorman: Jerusalem Mix (ending)

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Biography

Biography Ensemble 4.1

 

 

FOUR wind soloists from top German orchestras and ONE unmistakable pianist Thomas Hoppe devote themselves to this still undiscovered wonderful musical genre.

The communicative powers through its music and the intoxicating atmosphere this group creates on stage have repeatedly been praised by critics and have become a hallmark of the ensemble 4.1.

In addition to the original masterworks for this instrumentation by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven, the ensemble is devoted to discovering rarely played compositions from the Romantic and Modern periods. After many years of silence, composers like Walter Gieseking, Theodor Verhey, Herrmann Zilcher and Arne Oldberg are again being performed for an enthusiastic public.

The beginnings of the group were overseen and fostered by the renowned Goethe Institute, who assisted with the initial concerts and worldwide tours. Since its inception in 2013, the ensemble 4.1 has already crisscrossed the globe and performed recitals in China, Pakistan, Austria, Germany, Algeria, Canada and the USA, in cities such as Berlin, Istanbul, New York, Toronto, Ottawa, Karachi, Shanghai and Chengdu. They have appeared with great success at festivals in Denmark and on Malta, as well as at the Kotor Festival in Montenegro.

The ensemble has two America tours scheduled for the 2017/2018 season. They will be performing in international concert series alongside such renowned artists and ensembles as pianist Marc-André Hamelin, the Takács Quartet and the Artemis Quartet. Listeners can be assured that Ensemble 4.1 will once again live up to its moniker: ‘Easy Rider of the Vienna Classics’.

Programmes

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"Origins"
Mozart: Quintet in E flat major, KV 452
Verhey: Quintet in E flat major, Op.20
Gieseking: Quintet in B flat major

"Progress"
Beethoven: Quintet in E flat major, Op.16
Dorman: Jerusalem Mix
Herzogenberg: Quintet in E flat major, Op. 43

'Schubert transformed'
Schubert: Die Winterreise (arr. Cord Garben)
with Roman Trekel, baritone

'Schumann?'
Herzogenberg: Quintet in E flat major, Op. 43
Woolrich: A Cabinet of Curiosities
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44 (arr. Christian Hommel)

"The Young and Wild"
Holst: Quintet in A minor, Op. 3
Rice: Quintet in B flat major, Op. 2
or: Oldberg: Quintet in E flat major, Op.18
Armstrong: Quintet
Beethoven: Quintet in E flat major, Op.16

"Mozart through the centuries"
Armstrong: Quintet
Widmann: Quintet
Beethoven: Quintet in E flat major, Op.16
or Mozart: Quintet in E flat major, KV 452

"Modern Art"
Armstrong: Quintet
Aho: Quintet
Widmann: Quintet