For the finissage of the exhibition “Geordnete Verhältnisse”, the ensemble JKP7 will play Ludwig van Beethoven’s Septet in E flat major, op. 20. With this work, the young Ludwig van Beethoven broke up the traditional chamber music instrumentation of the string trio in 1800. He expanded it to include a double bass and a wind trio of clarinet, horn and bassoon and wrote music history with his “Chamber Symphony”. The Septet was premiered together with his 1st Symphony op. 21 and his 1st Piano Concerto op. 15 and is considered one of the most important works of his first Viennese period. Beethoven himself described the septet as “his creation” to his teacher Joseph Haydn.
The exhibited artists work with both simple and subtle disturbances and reversals of our self-developed systems: Views become images, external sounds suddenly define the interior, and the certain scale of our living conditions is lost in dissolving spatial conceptions.
The concert will take place as part of “Beethoven with us”, Germany’s big house concert event to mark the start of Beethoven’s anniversary year 2020.