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»PIERROT LUNAIRE«

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Reto Bieri

Written in Berlin in 1912, Schoenberg’s »Pierrot lunaire« consists of twenty-one brief melodramas for voice and five instruments, based on poems by Albert Giraud, and it revolutionized performance practice by using sprechgesang for the first time. Composed in an atonal, but not yet dodecaphonic style, the work is considered a milestone on the composer’s path towards his modern tonal idiom. The exceptional violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja long dreamed of playing this unique work while declaiming it at the same time, but she could only implement this plan when tendonitis forced her to take a break from playing the violin, temporarily making her a narrator only. Nowadays she has resumed playing, and in this special project, which combines »Pierrot lunaire« with works by C. P. E. Bach, Bartók, Milhaud and Ravel, among others, she joins a select ensemble. The audience will witness her both as a violinist and as a captivating narrator.

PATRICIA KOPATCHINSKAJA SPRECHGESANG AND VIOLIN
MEESUN HONG COLEMAN VIOLIN
THOMAS KAUFMANN CELLO
JÚLIA GÁLLEGO FLUTE
RETO BIERI CLARINET
JOONAS AHONEN PIANO

Arnold Schönber »Pierrot lunaire« for Spoken Voice and Chamber Ensemble Op. 21
as well as works by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Béla Bartók, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Darius Milhaud and Maurice Ravel


»EXPERIENCE«
FOLLOWING THE CONCERT ARTIST TALK WITH PATRICIA KOPATCHINSKAJA UND RETO BIERI
PLEASE REGISTER BY EMAILING BESUCHERSERVICE@MUSIKFESTSPIELE.COM

 

Tickets YGT

Tickets at €15 for concertgoers aged between 15 and 30 (subject to availability)

YGT

25 % discount for holders of the Dresden Volunteer Pass (subject to availability)

7.30 pm
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum