Musical Sunday

  • Johannes Brahms: Serenades op. 11 and op. 16
  • Timo Jouko Herrmann & Marcus Imbsweiler
  • Literature

What does a composer do when he does not want to succeed in one great work? Quite simply, he shifts to another genre with less pressure of expectation. This is exactly what the young Brahms did when he presented two orchestral works to the public at the end of the 1850s: not symphonies, with which he would have had to measure himself against the “superfather” Beethoven, but serenades. What is special about these works is that they strike the cheerful, binding tone familiar from the music of Haydn and Mozart, but in the compositional details they already prescribe the procedures that also apply to Brahms’s later symphonies. One should not be deceived by their demonstrative modesty: They are major works.

At Musical Sunday at the DAI Heidelberg, two enthusiasts of music will have their say and dive deep into the respective works with the audience: Marcus Imbsweiler publishes novels, including stories about composers; Timo Jouko Herrmann is a composer, violinist and guest conductor of the Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra.

In cooperation with the Heidelberger Frühling

Brahms’ Serenades can be heard on the following dates in the Heidelberg Spring Music Festival to be heard:

Ticket Prices (plus fees)

Regular price 11,90 €
Reduced price 9,90 €
Member price 6,90 €

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