Artists

Daishin Kashimoto

Violin

Noah Bendix-Balgley

Violin

Luiz Felipe Coelho

Violin

Christophe Horaz

Violin

Amihai Grosz

Viola

Naoko Shimizu

Viola

Ludwig Quandt

Violoncello

Bruno Delepelaire

Violoncello

Matthew McDonald

Double Bass

Program

Le Son-calligraphié I

Le Son-calligrahié II

Le Son-calligraphié III

Metamorphosen

Sonata in C Major Op. 56 for two Violins

Octet for Strings in B-flat Major

Approximate running time: 1h 15m without intermission

The Pierre Boulez Saal welcomes members of the Berliner Philharmoniker for a richly varied program of music for strings. Richard Strauss’s symphonically expansive, profoundly elegiac Metamorphosen, written toward the end of the composer’s long life, is followed by Prokofiev’s Sonata for Two Violins and Bruch’s String Octet. Also on the bill is Toru Takemitsu’s Le son calligraphié, a work from the late 1950s that helped put the Japanese composer on the international map.