On 25 July 2022 (beginning: 7.30 p.m.) Igor Levit will interpret Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s great piano sonata “27 April 1945” at the Salzburg Festival. Hartmann composed his work under the immediate impression of the death march of the prisoners from Dachau concentration camp on 27 April 1945 in Kempfenhausen, where Karl Amadeus Hartmann was hiding.
A cleverly composed programme entitled “In memoriam” will also feature Paul Dessau’s “Guernica – Piano Piece after Picasso”, Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 in C minor op. 110 – “In Memory of the Victims of Fascism and War” and Alfred Schnittke’s “Requiem for Solos, Choir and Chamber Ensemble”.
In addition to Igor Levit, the Hagen Quartet, the musicAeterna Choir and the Ensemble musicAeterna will perform under the direction of Gregor A. Mayrhofer.