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Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie

  • January 29, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie
Philippe Entremont, conductor and piano
Sebastian Knauer, piano

The official cultural ambassador of the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, this grand ensemble is the musical voice of the Rhineland, dividing its performance schedule between the region’s two most important cities—Mannheim and Ludwigshafen. With 88 talented musicians, the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie, or the German State Philharmonic, regularly performs 90 concerts each season in Germany and abroad. Under the direction of renowned conductor Philippe Entremont, this imposing orchestra brings its first national tour of the U.S. to the Center, performing a program including Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche by Strauss and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4, Op. 98. Then, Entremont steps off the podium and joins Sebastian Knauer at the piano for Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos, No. 10 in E-flat major, K.365. “Entremont and his orchestra conjured up a joyous whirlwind of sound that ultimately launched the music blazing into the ether.” (The Washington Post)

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Nicole Lacroix, Classical WETA 90.0 FM (Jan 29, 2011) Pre-Performance Discussion

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