Carinthian Music Salon: Scherzo misto
Schloss Tentschach, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee (nicht barrierefrei)
Whether in a duo or as a soloist: Dominik Wagner calls forth sounds and melodies of unprecedented virtuosity from the double bass.
Dominik Wagner, Double Bass
Jeremias Fliedl, Cello
Marie Isabel Kropfitsch, Violin
Katharina Schmölzer, Reading
Dr Bianca Kos, Text Arrangement
Works by Luigi Boccherini, Hans Werner Henze, Fazıl Say, Astor Piazzolla, Arthur Honegger and Krzysztof Penderecki
Curated by Barbara Rombach-Kuderna
An Art-Historical Introduction by DI Wilhelm Deuer
The double bass has always been the subject of humorous debate: in the Carnival of the Animals, Camille Saint-Saëns had the purportedly sluggish instrument perform the role of the less than graceful elephant. Patrick Süskind dedicated an entire Monodrama to it, in which an orchestral bassist’s love for his instrument gradually turns to sheer hatred, as his virtuosity goes unrecognised within the orchestra. Young Austrian bassist Dominik Wagner frees the double bass from its shadowy existence as a lower duplicate of the cello and presents entirely new facets of the instrument. Whether in duo with cello, as in the G major sonata by Luigi Boccherini, with violin in the virtuoso Duo Concertante by Krzysztof Penderecki, or solo in the sonata by Fazıl Say: with impressive virtuosity and vocal melodic control, Dominik Wagner shows what the largest of the instruments of the classical symphony orchestra can do – of course, a wink here and there is not omitted. The programme will be complemented by a literary etude on the word “laughter”, read by Katharina Schmölzer and arranged by Dr Bianca Kos, who as the landlady of Tentschach Castle is hosting this music salon.