BIEDERMEIER

Rigorous Simplicity in Music

Funded by Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music as part of the Biedermeier Trio research

Research report title

Biedermeier Trio: Chamber music for violin, viola and guitar

Margaret Hayne Kim,
Dr Apichai Chantanakajornfung, and
Dr Suppabhorn Suwanpakdee

School of Music, Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music, Bangkok, Thailand

Abstract (Eng and Thai)

Keywords:

(EN) Biedermeier style, social context,
chamber music performance

(TH) บีเดอร์ไมเออร์, บริบททางสังคม,
การแสดงดนตรีแชมเบอร์

Bibliography

Year: 2022

Citations:

Chicago

Kim, Margaret Hayne, Apichai Chantanakajornfung, and Suppabhorn Suwanpakdee, Biedermeier Trio: Chamber music for violin, viola and guitar. School of Music, Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music, 2022: http://www.pgvim.ac.th/research/biedermeier

APA

Kim, Margaret Hayne, Chantanakajornfung A., and Suwanpakdee S.(2022) Biedermeier Trio: Chamber music for violin, viola and guitar. Princess Galynai Vadhana Institute of Music. http://www.pgvim.ac.th/research/biedermeier

Funded and published by Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Foreword

In every culture and time period, music has always been a medium of expression that gathers people together. In Thailand, the Sadhukarn, ceremonial music from the beginning of the Rattanakosin era (1782-1851), expresses a bodily or mental salutation to heavenly spirits, inviting and uniting the minds of the people towards one shared belief.

What connections can we find between the Biedermeier period and the contemporary context of our present day? We invoke the spirit of Biedermeier culture – in its search for a simplicity and an elegance that is accessible to all – as a contrast to the turbulent global events and various turmoils of contemporary life that we face. Our concert program will begin with the Thai Sadhukarn as a prelude that dedicates the concert to a new hope for the coming days. We will then proceed with compositions by Leonard von Call (1767-1815), Wenzeslaus Matiegka (1773 – 1830), and Anton Diabelli (1781 – 1858), three quintessential composers of chamber music who lived and worked in Vienna during the Biedermeier period. By performing these works, we aim to promote a deeper understanding of the role and social function that the music of this period has been able to have in the broader musical community, both in the past and today.

Performance

1st performance

BIEDERMEIER CONCERT: Rigorous Simplicity in Music
Venue: Thai-Asian Music Center, Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music
Date: on 2nd March 2022
Time: 7 p.m.

2nd performance

BIEDERMEIER CONCERT
Venue: Museum Siam, Bangkok
Date: 7th May 2022,
Time: 2 p.m.