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2018/05/07

Work of the Week – Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Ich wandte mich und sah an alles Unrecht, das geschah unter der Sonne (Ecclesiastical Action)

 

To mark the centenary of Bernd Alois Zimmermann who would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year, the music festival “ACHT BRÜCKEN – Musik für Köln”, based in the composer’s home town of Cologne, will dedicate this year’s festival to his legacy.

On 10 May, the festival will feature Zimmermann’s final work Ecclesiastical Action (1970), subtitled “Ich wandte mich und sah an alles Unrecht, das geschah unter der Sonne” (I turned and saw all the injustice under the sun). The work will be performed by the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the choir of the Bach-Verein Köln, conductor Michael Wendeberg, baritone Georg Nigl and Franz Mazura and Jakob Diehl as the two speakers. Continue reading “Work of the Week – Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Ich wandte mich und sah an alles Unrecht, das geschah unter der Sonne (Ecclesiastical Action)”

2018/01/15

Work of the week – Paul Hindemith: When lilacs last in the door-yard bloom‘d

2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the great American author Walt Whitman. Paul Hindemith’s requiem, When lilacs last in the door-yard bloom’d, is a setting of Whitman’s poem of the same name, which will be performed at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg on 18 and 19 January by mezzo-soprano Gerhild Romberger, baritone Matthias Goerne, the RIAS Chamber Choir, the NDR Choir and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra conducted by Christoph Eschenbach.

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