In keeping with Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s intention, the “Podium of Young Composers” provides a platform that enables selected young composers to arrange an entire evening programmatically and to compose temporally comprehensive works for it. Following in the footsteps of the great time diagnostician Karl Amadeus Hartmann, works are created especially for this concert that consciously seek an artistic examination of today’s “realities of life”.
In Lieder in der Fremde, the human voice is now for the first time at the centre. The Jewish Passover song Eliyahu Hanavi will play a special role here. In all his compositions between 1933 and 1945, Hartmann attempted to convey his message of boundless humanity, independent of political systems, to the outside world by constantly incorporating this Jewish melody, which had become the cipher of lamentation and accusation.
The composers of the evening, who come from the most diverse continents, pick up where they left off, both musically and in terms of content, and in this way shape their own songs abroad. An in-depth discussion of the composers with Olena Garmash and the artistic director of the concert series Andreas Hérm Baumgartner (conductor) will round off the evening.
An event of the © Karl Amadeus Hartmann-Gesellschaft e. V. in cooperation with the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, sponsored by Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München, Anja Fichte Stiftung, Theodor-Rogler-Stiftung and LfA Förderbank Bayern.