Familiar works heard anew: Musical metamorphoses
The idea of presenting something existing in a new form has given rise to an exciting variety of connections in the course of music history. Arrangements, quotations, homages and parodies attracted and still attract many composers today. How does a piano quartet by Brahms sound when played by an orchestra, how does Bizet’s opera Carmen sound as a violin fantasy, and how might Schubert’s last symphony sketches be continued? You can hear this in our playlist of musical metamorphoses.
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- Musical Sunrises: “Let there be light!”
- “From the New World”: A trip to America with the Berliner Philharmoniker
- Russian music with the Berliner Philharmoniker
- Claudio Abbado and the Berliner Philharmoniker
- Our tuba player’s perspective: Alexander von Puttkamer’s favourites