The Bremen Brass Musicians
27 Oct 2013
Brass Ensemble of the Berliner Philharmoniker
The Bremen Brass Musicians (in German), music by Sándor Balogh, text by Klaus Wallendorf after fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm (51 min.)
Klaus Wallendorf Presenter
2013 was Grimm Brothers’ year, and our Family Concerts in the 2013-2014 season were connected by the theme of fairy tales. A delightful variety of musical means were enlisted to present the beloved stories. This little series began with the brass. Who hasn’t heard the tale of Donkey, Dog, Cat and Rooster, the world-famous Bremen Town Musicians. A motley crew – old and rickety, rejected and discarded – facing a dismal end. With humour, guile and cunning, they succeed in defying their fate. In this musical treatment by Sándor Balogh – impishly retold with new texts by Klaus Wallendorf – they become the “Brass Musicians”, and their ranks have grown to include Moo-Cow!