Chamber Music Concert

Chamber Orchestra

The Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra with works by Mozart, Haydn and Vanhal.

About the Concert

It doesn't get any lower than that. The double bass is usually somewhat overshadowed by its string instrument colleagues and often forms the tonal foundation of classical music. Not, however, when it is allowed to play solo. This is the case in Vanhal's Double Bass Concerto, which is one of the showpieces of every bassist and shows that there is much more to this large instrument than "just" low notes. The very high notes, on the other hand, are the ptask of the flute and have been the occasion for many composers to write concertos especially for this delicate instrument. Whether the Concerto in D major was actually written by Joseph Haydn is not entirely certain - what is certain, however, is that with its grace and melodious beauty it is one of the works of its kind particularly worth hearing. Finally, Mozart's Divertimenti KV 136 and 137 congenially unite the supporting instruments of the classical period in an overall chamber music sound.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Divertimento D-Dur KV 136
Divertimento B-Dur KV 137
Divertimento F-Dur KV 138

Joseph Haydn
Flötenkonzert D-Dur (Leopold Hofmann zugeschrieben)

Johann Baptist Vanhal
Kontrabasskonzert D-Dur


Wolfgang Hentrich
Răzvan Popescu
Double bass
Kathrin Bäz
Philharmonisches Kammerorchester Dresden


Wolfgang Hentrich

Concertmaster of the 1st violins

Prof. Wolfgang Hentrich studied with Gudrun Schröter and Gustav Schmahl in Dresden. From 1987 to 1996 he was First Concertmaster of the Robert Schumann Philharmonic Orchestra Chemnitz, before becoming Coordinated Concertmaster of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra in 1996. He has played with the orchestra several times as a soloist, and numerous CD recordings attest to his musical output.

He is director of the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, primarius of the Dresden String Quintet and the Carus Ensemble Dresden, and has led the German String Philharmonic since 2013. In 2002, together with music-loving amateurs, he founded the Fördervereinsorchester der Dresdner Philharmonie, of which he has been conductor ever since.

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Răzvan Popescu

Solo double bass

Răzvan Popescu was born in Bucharest (Romania) in 1987. At the age of seven, he began his training at the local music high school, first as a violinist, before switching to the double bass at the age of 16.

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Kathrin Bäz

Solo flutist

Kathrin Bäz was born in Sankt Pölten, Austria, and received her first flute lessons at the age of seven. After her junior studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Prof. Barbara Gisler-Haase, she completed her studies with Prof. Renate Greiss-Armin and Matthias Allin in Karlsruhe and Prof. Michael M. Kofler at the Salzburg Mozarteum.

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Philharmonisches Kammerorchester Dresden

The Dresden Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra is one of Dresden's most traditional chamber ensembles. Founded by Dresden Philharmonic musicians in 1969, it has since found a firm place in the musical life of the city and beyond.

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