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24 January 2015

Berlin

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What makes Berlin a musical city? Is it because it has 'the world's finest orchestra', or the greatest numer of world-class opera houses in one city, or the most diverse alternative music scene? Is it, perhaps, all three? Or maybe none?
In the next Aspect concert, Norman Lebrecht will discuss what it takes to be a music capital and how Berlin went from garrison town to cultural hub. The history is more complicated than it seems. Some would argue that Berlin only achieved centrality thanks to its Wall. 
Mahan Esfahani explores Berlin's musical origins from the roots up: from Frederick the Great's musical consolations, the musicians and great minds that he gathered around him, and the ones he drove away. Where was JS Bach when Germany really needed him?


25 February 2015, 7.30pm

20th Century Theatre 291 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2QA 

The Endellion String Quartet 

Poetry by Ruth Padel

More info and ticket booking will follow soon


Beethoven String quartets Op. 18 No. 6 & C sharp minor Op. 131 

The Endellions play Beethoven’s Quartets, Op. 18 No. 6 and Op. 131. Their performances frame readings by Ruth Padel of her poems that meditate on the creation of these works and the place they held in the composer’s life and thinking. 



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