The Project

Great artists of all times have been inspired by the same moon. For this programme we chose three different visions that take their inspiration from our nightly companion – and added a small more mundane appetizer… Shakespeare’s wonderful comedy Music for a Midsummernights Dream was set to music by Mendelssohn for full sized orchestra, choir and two solo voices. LUDWIG asked composer Max Knigge to reduce the score to 10 instruments and 1 soprano. The result is a virtuoso performance by LUDWIGs multi talented musicians which you will not lightly forget. Shakespeares nocturnal pranks are mirrored by the dramatic developments in Schönberg’s Transfigured Night, played by LUDWIG in the version for stringsextett. Max Knigge composed a small jewel for LUDWIGs two clarinettists who have a soft spot for one of the forgotten instruments in music history, the bassett horn: Moonvision for two basset horns and strings. To complete the programme our noble bassettplayers will perform Mendelssohns Konzertstück no 1 for clarinet, basset horn and strings, which, as the story has it, was written in exchange for a home cooked plate of dampnudeln!

LUDWIG
Arjan Woudenberg basset horn
Bart de Kater bassethorn
Laetitia Gerards soprano

Knigge
Zacht en licht lacht ‘t maangezicht
Mendelssohn
Konzertstück nr. 1 for basset horn, clarinet and strings
Mendelssohn
Midsummer Night’s Dream (arr. Max Knigge)
Schönberg
Verklärte Nacht

Reviews

Magical nocturnal music with ensemble LUDWIG

January 11, 2019, TivoliVredenburg Utrecht – Face of the moon
NRC Handelsblad – Joep Christenhusz

Concerts

January 22, 2019
Raadhuisconcerten, Hilversum

Moonlight Serenade

January 11, 2019
TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht

Moonlight Serenade