Salon of Clara Schumann. Triumph of the Waltz

2017 December 29 Past event
2 h
10 €

Start of the Event: 6.30 PM
Venue: Klaipėda Concert Hall Ground Floor Foyer

Guoda Gedvilaitė (piano), Joris Sodeika (piano)
Justė Jankauskaitė (mezzo-soprano), Laimonas Bendaravičius (tenor)

Program: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giuseppe Verdi, Franz Schubert,  Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Johann Strauss, Carl Maria von Weber

At the end of 18th in Viena waltz was played for the very first time and conquered the approval of citizens, because of its lightness, musicality and charm. It quickly moved from the stage to the party and dance halls as well as garden concerts. Over time waltzes fascinated all Europe from Paris to Saint Petersburg. In the 19th century waltz got a way into the musical life of all Europe, whereas Johann Strauss Jr. crowned it. Guoda Gedvilaitė, the landlady of“Salon of Clara Schumann”, invited her good friend, pianist Felix Mendelssohn (impersonated by Joris Sodeika for the evening), one of the most famous singers of 19th century Henriet Treffz (the first wife of Johann Strauss II, impersonated by Justė Jankauskaitė). She will sing duo with the famous Austrian tenor Alois Ander (Laimonas Bendaravičius). If maestro Johann Strauss II will not be departed, he will also honour guests with his visit. “Triumphe of the Waltz” will undoubtedly make a lot of entertaining surprises for the audience!