It must have been a huge spectacle, even if the fireworks ignited as planned, and even a podium caught fire. Handel’s “Music for the Royal Fireworks”, but was. at its premiere in 1749 to the Royal peace celebration in London a great success – in a for that time huge cast, with at least 57 brass and drummers In fact, Handel had composed his “fireworks music” for the occasion so that they could provide the pyrotechnics. What would be expedient, therefore, for the new year’s eve more than this Baroque orchestral Suite? In Frankfurt, it has Tradition, in the three-king Church on the Sachsenhausen Bank of the main on the last night of the year, late of 22 clock, in a snappy editing to the Sound. This Tradition of the trumpet ensemble Quattromba, Heidi Merz in Timpani and percussion and choirmaster Andreas Köhs on the organ again this year follow.

Guido Holze

a Freelance writer based in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

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On the other side of the river main in the already always of firecrackers violently lashed Church of St. Catherine at the main guard, under its most contemplative, the purpose of the audience in a collective rest helps a lot. The speech is, of course, Martin Lückers traditional organ concert, the leads this time of 22.30, “a romantic New year”: featuring works by Elgar, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Franck and Vierne.

Representative, ornate, beautiful

As with all new year’s eve concerts closing to the midnight hour in the vicinity, for example, on the Main, with a glass of champagne to toast in good time. In another classic friends popular new year’s eve concert, the bells, namely, the Church of the Redeemer in Bad Homburg ringing even always, where for many years the Cantor Susanne Rohn designed always a symphonic program. With musicians from the Frankfurt orchestra and the young pianist Nuron Mukumi you now Rachmaninoff’s piano Concerto No. 2 in c minor, op. 18 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1 in g minor, op. 13 (“winter dreams”).

From the new year’s concerts in the Region is safe with the hr-Symphony orchestra, is on the first day of the year in the state capital of Wiesbaden to a guest, the most representative, as in the magnificent Thiersch hall in the Kurhaus, the most beautiful part. In the series of the Wiesbaden master concerts sounded on Tuesday from 15.30 clock, under the direction of Toronto-making, previous Frankfurt Kapellmeister Johannes Debus works by Verdi, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky, as well as in the centre of Mozart’s violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, KV 216, with the excellent soloist Veronika Eberle (photo), a student of the legendary violin pedagogue Ana Chumachenco.