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Weimar Berlin: Angels and Demons
Royal Festival Hall

Weimar Berlin: Angels and Demons

Date: 26 Sep
Time: 19:30
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Christian Tetzlaff, violin

HINDEMITH Rag Time (well-tempered)
BACH ARR. SCHOENBERG Two Chorale Preludes
BERG Violin Concerto
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HINDEMITH Symphony: Mathis der Maler

A riveting programme of music from Weimar-era composers that both looks back to history for inspiration and draws connections with the art of the period.

Composers, artists and writers were intimately connected in the creative ferment of the Weimar Republic. Alma Mahler and Walter Gropius, who founded the Bauhaus School in 1919, had a daughter - Manon. When she died of polio, aged just 18, Alban Berg was spurred to dedicate his new Violin Concerto, with its haunting chorale by J.S. Bach, 'to the memory of an angel'.

Hindemith's Symphony: Mathis der Maler (Matthias the Painter) reaches even further back into the past. Inspired by the sometimes-demonic 16th century tableaux of Matthias Grünewald, Hindemith's Symphony echoes the work of visual artists from his own period, like Otto Dix, who drew on the style and techniques of the giants of Renaissance German art, including Hieronymus Bosch and Albrecht Dürer.

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The Philharmonia Orchestra is a world-class symphony orchestra for the 21st century, led by Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen.

The Orchestra's home is Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, London, where it presents over 50 performances each year. Six other residencies across the UK bring the Philharmonia to a wide national audience. Internationally, the Philharmonia is active across Europe, Asia and the USA.

The Philharmonia was founded in 1945. It has been self-governing since 1964 and is owned by its 80 members. Salonen has been Principal Conductor since 2008, with Santtu-Matias Rouvali being appointed Principal Conductor Designate. Jakub Hrusa is their Principal Guest Conductor, and honorary conductor positions are held by Christoph von Dohnányi and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

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