New concerts in the Belgrade Philharmonic are scheduled for March 11 and 12 and the program includes works by Schoenberg performed by the musicians of the Belgrade Philharmonic grouped in various chamber ensembles. Traditionally, these concerts (Belgrade Philharmonic Hall at 7:00 p.m.) are dedicated to the memory of Zoran Đinđić.
The program shows the versatility of the composer, a key figure in the development of music history. Arnold Schoenberg paved the way for different styles and his name is most often mentioned today in the context of modern music of the 20th century. However, the concert evenings on Thursday and Friday will start with a work that is under the direct influence of German Romanticism.
Schoenberg wrote Transfigured Night at the age of 25, even though this, today his most popular work, fell flat when it premiered at Vienna’s Musikverein in 1902. The Belgrade Philharmonic will perform a string sextet version, reworked by the composer himself.
Throughout his life, Schoenberg often orchestrated and arranged the works of other composers. Our esteemed audience will be able to hear his versions of Debussy’s famous Prelude for the Afternoon of a Faun and the Emperor Waltz by Strauss the Younger.