Bremen, Die ›Kammer-Philharmonie‹, Gesamtschule Bremen-Ost, 20:00 Open rehearsal for the BBC Proms concert Paavo Järvi, Vilde Frang, Lawrence Power
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The Wind Soloists of The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
What do you if you want to listen to the most beautiful passages from an opera in the comfort of your own home, but it’ll be another hundred years before the gramophone record is invented? In the late 18th century, above all in aristocratic circles, it became a popular practice to have small wind ensembles – usually octets – play special arrangements of operas that were known as Harmoniemusik (harmony music).
Against this background, it is not surprising that the repertoire of the Wind Soloists of The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen also includes many pieces of classical Harmoniemusik – ranging from Baroque music and wind serenades to contemporary works. The ensemble’s unique artistic profile, however, derives from its performance of »major« orchestral works in arrangements for wind instruments, many of which have been transcribed especially for this octet.
The Wind Soloists captivate audiences and critics alike with the quality of their music, and above all with performances of superb wind ensemble arrangements by Andreas N. Tarkmann. In 1998, for example, the Deutsche Phono-Akademie awarded the octet an ECHO Klassik award for their recording of Tarkmann’s arrangement of Felix Mendelssohn’s ›A Midsummer Night’s Dream‹.
Since it was founded in 1990, the octet has made regular appearances on radio and been active in the recording studio; the Wind Soloists’ numerous CD recordings include works by Gottfried von Einem, Kurt Weill, Erwin Schulhoff, Modest Mussorgsky, Antonín Dvořák, Franz Schubert and Carl Maria von Weber.
The eight award-winning musicians regularly give live performances of their impressive repertoire in international concert halls and at festivals such as the Mozart Festival in Prague, the Lucerne Festival, the Rheingau Music Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.
Since 2002, the Wind Soloists have been invited to Japan almost every year to perform specially arranged Mozart operas with the locally famous Kyogen theatre of the Shigeyama family. This highly successful cross-over project featuring traditional Japanese theatrical art and European classical music has become extremely popular in Japan and contributes to the cult status enjoyed there by The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.