Beethoven in Stalingrad

Beethoven in Stalingrad. A Concert Tour
A film by Claudia and Günter Wallbrecht

Tabea Zimmermann, Viola
Lina Liu, Soprano | Almerija Delic, Alto
Sergej Grankwist, Tenor | Michael Kansanzew, Bariton
Choir of the Kalmückien Republic
Philharmonic Choir Volgograd
Boys’ Choir Volgograd
Osnabrück Symphony Orchestra
Wolgograder Akademisches Sinfonieorchester
Conducted by: Andreas Hotz / Edward Serov

Dreyer Gaido DVD 21083

In January 2013 the Osnabrück Symphony Orchestra started off on a very special journey: to Volgograd, the former Stalingrad – the city which, because of the events of the winter of 1942/43, has become a symbol of the horrors of war.
70 years after the end of the Battle of Stalingrad Russian and German musicians want to perform a joint memorial concert. Will the very different cultures of remembrance come together in “Alle Menschen werden Brüder”? With great sensitivity the filmmakers Claudia and Günter Wallbrecht accompany the musicians of both orchestras on their fascinating path towards a common goal.

 
Balthasar Hens

Balthasar Hens: Piecen for bass clarinet

Works by Owen Elton, Eugène Bozza, Keith Ramon Cole, David Bennet,
Werner Heider, Edwin York Bowen

Balthasar Hens, bass clarinet
Hsiao-Yen Chen, piano
Liliencron-Quartet

Catalog number 21084

This recording collects pieces for the bass clarinet from the 20th century, which range in their diversity from the late romantic sound­ideal via the Broadway sound of the 1930’s, right up to contemporary, enthralling sound spectrums. Especially those pieces, which have become unjustly forgotten or which are unknown, have been tracked down here.

 

Luigi Nono - Intolleranza 1960Luigi Nono
Intolleranza 1960

One-act opera in two parts
German translation by Alfred Andersch

Libretto with texts of Angelo Maria Rippelino, Julius Fucik, Jean-Paul Sartre, Paul Eluard, Wladimir Majakowskij, Henri Alleg and Bertolt Brecht

Wolfgang Neumann
Maria Kowollik
Judy Berry
Ina Schlingensiepen
Armin Kolarczyk
Bartholomeus Driessen

Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra
Bremen Theatre Choir
Conducted by Gabriel Feltz

Intolleranza 1960 was Luigi Nono's first work for the opera stage and is a flaming protest against intolerance and oppression and the violation of human dignity. The year in the title refers to the time of the work's origin. It was commissioned for the 1969 Venice Biennale by its director Mario Labroca. The first performance was conducted by Bruno Maderna on 13 April 1961 at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. The premiere was disrupted by neo-fascists, who shouted "Viva la polizia" during the torture scene. Nono's opponents accused him of poisoning Italian music.
A co-production with
Radio Bremen.

Diapason_dOR

 

"Diapason d'Or"