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1st concert in the Tischlerei
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.
Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)
Luciano Berio (1925 – 2003)
„Oh 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