Ensemble Resonanz perform Aheym and Tenebre by Bryce Dessner

Ensemble Resonanz perform Aheym and Tenebre by Bryce Dessner
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Players from Ensemble Resonanz, one of the leading chamber orchestras, perform two contrasting works by American composer Bryce Dessner in the empty hall of the Elbphilharmonie.

View the performance on the Elbphilharmonie website: https://www.elbphilharmonie.de/de/blog/elphi-at-home-ensemble-resonanz/357

As a resident ensemble of the Small Hall, the Hamburg Ensemble Resonanz can be heard regularly within the iconic Elbphilharmonie but never performing in such an empty setting seen here during the Corona-19 social distancing measures. The quartet’s enthusiasm and artistic quality combined with the fluctuating powerful, and sometimes ethereal music of Dessner makes for gripping listening.

The first piece is Aheym, meaning ‘homeward’ in Yiddish is a commission for a festival in New York's Prospect Park. The piece deals with the Jewish roots of Dessner's family.
The second work, Tenebre is born from the relationship between light and the Tenebre service which has 15 candles extinguished through the service but rather than going from light into darkness, we go from darkness to light.

Ensemble Resonance
Barbara Bultmann - violin
Gregor Dierck - violin
Tim-Erik Winzer - viola
Saerom Park – cello

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