Hartmann’s “Burlesque Music” on 24 January 2024 at 8 pm at Schwere Reiter

We would like to draw your attention to an exciting concert by the ensemble risonanze erranti under the direction of Peter Tilling at the Schwere Reiter on 24 January 2024 at 8 pm. The occasion for the concert is the 100th birthday of the Italian composer Luigi Nono. The three composers of the evening – Luigi Nono, Hans Werner Henze and Karl Amadeus Hartmann – were linked by a close friendship and Hartmann is often cited as the mentor of the two much younger composers. The programme includes two works by Luigi Nono, his “Canti per 13” (1955) and the “Polifonica-Monodia-Ritmica per Ensemble” (1951) as well as Henze’s “Der Idiot” (1952) with paraphrases of Dostoyevsky on poems by Ingeborg Bachmann and Hartmann’s “Burleske Musik für Ensemble” (1931). In “Burleske Musik”, Hartmann takes up various musical trends of the time, including jazz elements, song style and allusions to Kurt Weill’s “Kleine Dreigroschenmusik”. The importance of “Burleske Musik” is also shown by the fact that it was not only his first work to appear in print, but was also dedicated to his future wife Elisabeth (born Reussmann).

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