Concert — Flötenzauber (Flute Magic)
Hardly any collection of melodies is as well-known as the "Romanian Folk Dances" by Bela Bartok. With their equally melancholy and lilting character, they awaken longings for distant lands and cultures and enchant with their fairy-tale and rhapsodic narrative. A complementary contrast to these folk tunes is provided by the atmospheric music of composer, conductor, and pianist Benjamin Yusupov, who was born in Tajikistan in 1962. The Collegium Musicum Basel, with soloist and Swiss star flutist Matthias Ziegler, brings to life Yusupov’s "Concerto for Flutes and Strings" and transports the audience to unheard-of and pleasantly surprising worlds of sound. Mozart's Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, KV543, from which especially the fourth movement with its famous whirling motif will be familiar to many, evokes spring-like feelings. With lightness and cheerfulness, this late work of the great Salzburg composer ends the concert.
Tickets are CHF 50.80-86.50.