Chamber music of Central Europe.
The Vienna Festival Players specialize in the dynamic and richly diverse chamber music of Central Europe. Their repertoire begins in the 18th century with the luxurious Baroque music of Bach, and ends with the compositions of Alban Berg, created in the turbulence just before the outbreak of World War II. This is a fascinating period of political, social and cultural history, and these chamber music programs will transport listeners through time and space to the lavish courts, intimate salons, vibrant cafés, gilded ballrooms, and eminent concert halls of Berlin, Budapest, Bratislava, Munich, Prague, Salzburg, Vienna and Warsaw. The Players are a flexible chamber ensemble composed of musicians from the Vienna Festival Orchestra; their programs can feature music for winds or strings, or a combination of the two. More>