A winter’s tale
26 December 2019
Contemplative music and stories belong to the Advent season like the decorated Christmas tree at Christmas. “Ein Wintermärchen” combines popular German Christmas songs and texts into a very special programme in a varied literary-musical interplay. The fact that such top-class artists as Xavier de Maistre, Mojca Erdmann and Ray Chen could be won as soloists speaks for itself. The Berlin arranger, composer and pianist Christoph Israel has tailor-made tasteful orchestral arrangements of German Christmas songs for them and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. The musical interludes are spun with texts that repeatedly cast a humorous and critical glance at the festival of love and are performed by charismatic actress Katharina Thalbach.