Hartmann’s Gesangsszene with Gerhaher, Berliner Philharmoniker and Petrenko in September 2023 in Berlin and Munich

Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s apocalyptic last work Gesangsszene for baritone and orchestra will be performed four times in Berlin and Munich. As part of the Berliner Festspiele’s Musikfest Berlin, baritone Christian Gerhaher and the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Kirill Petrenko will interpret the work on September 14th, 15th and 16th in the Berlin Philharmonie.

The series will conclude with a performance as part of the räsonanz Stifterkonzerte on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation (cooperation musica viva of the BR) on September 17th at the Isarphilharmonie in Munich.

The programme also includes works by Iannis Xenakis, György Kurtág and a world premiere by Márton Illés.