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1st concert in the Tischlerei

Music at a time of political resistance

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Can music be political? Can it influence politics? As both composer and human being, Verdi was deeply engaged in the politics of his day. Many of his operas reflected his critical approach to State and Church. This programme takes four composers of the 20th century and presents them as “spiritual revolutionaries”. All four, like Verdi, were critical of the government of the day either alongside or as part of their work as artists.

Principal dramatic advisor Jörg Königsdorf will present the programme in conversation with composer Samir Odeh-Tamimi.

The Programme

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)
String quartet

Luciano Berio (1925 – 2003)
„O King“ for mezzosoprano, flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano
(auf den Tod von Martin Luther King)

Samir Odeh Tamimi (*1970)
„Shatila“ for piano, violin, violoncello and clarinet

Dmitrij Schostakowitsch (1906 – 1975)
String quartet No 8 c-Minor op. 110

Hans Werner Henze (1926 – 2012)
In memoriam „Die Weiße Rose“ for flute, englishorn, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, 2 vionins, viola, violoncello and double bass