Concert

Sounds of modernity

A Pole of Jewish descent, Mieczysław Weinberg became Moishei Vainberg when he fled from the Nazis to the Soviet Union. Privately, he did not change his birth name ...
date
Thursday, 09. February 2023
time
19:30
location
Großes Festspielhaus
Hofstallgasse 1 , 5020 Salzburg
price from
27 €*
* included in the following subscription: Musik der Meister,

Sounds of modernity

GERHARD E. WINKLER
"B-quake" for orchestra

BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ
Rhapsody concerto for viola & orchestra    

MIECZYSŁAW WEINBERG
Symphony No. 16, op. 131

ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien
Duncan Ward, conductor
Nils Mönkemeyer, viola

A Pole of Jewish descent, Mieczysław Weinberg became Moishei Vainberg when he fled to the Soviet Union to escape the Nazis. In private, however, he did not change his birth name, and so he is now finally established as one of the greats of the 20th century. He survived not only the Nazi era, but also the Soviet regime - and his friend and mentor Schostakowitsch. Weinberg's music reflects the problems of his life and the fatal history of the 20th century. This is music full of melancholy and sadness, but not hopeless. The 16th Symphony from 1981 is a moving example of this. In the first part of the concert by the brilliant RSO Vienna conducted by the young British maestro Duncan Ward, the celebrated German virtuoso Nils Mönkemeyer will play the Rhapsody Concerto for viola and orchestra, created by Bohuslav Martinů in 1952 in the United States, but not entirely without a Bohemian background. Before that, a sonic earthquake can be experienced with and for Ludwig van Beethoven. Gerhard E. Winkler, internationally successful composer from Salzburg, has written his fascinatingly powerful orchestral piece "B-Beben" as a tribute to the Beethoven Year 2020, with love and passion.

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Introductory lecture: 6.45 p.m., Fördererlounge

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One-way tickets: € 27- € 93
€13 for U27 - bookable from 30 prior to event!

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Wed, Feb 1, 2023, 7pm, Trakl Haus
Musik:Kaleidoskop
"Weinberg - Symphony No. 16"

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