The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra performed in six cities of India as part of their 5th India tour. This German orchestra is famous for it’s melodious and inspiring concerts. Moreover, it plays around 90 concert shows every year. The German orchestra has 17 members including musicians from Asia and Europe. It featured violins, cellos, violas and a double bass.
At its performance in The Music Academy, Chennai the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra began with Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. In addition to this, the German orchestra also played Vistar, a composition by Sandeep Bhagwati and many others.
During their Delhi concert, the artistic director of the orchestra mentioned that Tanpura is suitable for western medieval compositions. Also, he added that the sound of the Tanpura brings a shimmer to the string orchestra.
Moreover, Vistar is an improvisation of different ragas according to its composer, Sandeep Bhagwati. The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra’s performances comprised of classical pieces composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus and others. The 75-year old orchestra’s concertmaster is Bogdan Božović.
In addition to German classics, the orchestra also performed the score of the Bollywood film ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, showing their love for Indian music.
Indeed, the talented German orchestra members managed to inspire and soothe the crowd. Also, the orchestra has plans to collaborate with Indian musician, Illaiyaraaja in their next Indian tour.
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Source Credits: The Hindu, www.ncpamumbai.com, punemirror.indiatimes.com