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2018/07/02

Work of the Week – Paul Hindemith: Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen

Hindemith’s triptych of one-act operas Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen (1919), Das Nusch-Nuschi (1920) and Sancta Susanna (1921), document Hindemith’s affinity with the second wave of literary Expressionism following the end of the First World War. On 8 July 2018, both Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen and Sancta Susanna will be performed in concert at Grafenegg Festival under the baton of Leon Bostein. Continue reading “Work of the Week – Paul Hindemith: Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen”

2016/08/15

Work of the Week – Christian Jost: An die Hoffnung

Christian Jost, Klaus Florian Vogt: An die Hoffnung

On 19 August, the world premiere of Christian Jost’s An die Hoffnung will be performed by Yutaka Sado and the Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich with tenor Klaus Florian Vogt, opening the 10th annual Grafenegg Festival. Jost was commissioned to write An die Hoffnung as Composer in Residence at this year’s festival. The residency will include performances of several of his existing compositions and he will also appear as a conductor and leader of the young composers’ workshop INK STILL WET from 1-5 September. Continue reading “Work of the Week – Christian Jost: An die Hoffnung”