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A composer of the First Viennese School who wrote his most advanced works for Russian noblemen. A Polish Jew who fled from the Nazis to Minsk and then on to Tashkent. A Soviet composer hailed by the authorities and caught between assimilation and resistance.

Veranstaltungen in Berlin: KATHARINA KONRADI & TRIO GASPARD
© Andrej Grilc, Sonja Werner

These and four other composers of different generations, all of whom found new homelands after enduring different kinds of odysseys, are featured in this unusual song recital: soprano Katharina Konradi and the Trio Gaspard explore the thème russe that can be traced in artist biographies from Ludwig van Beethoven to Lera Auerbach.

  • Dmitri Shostakovich - Seven Romances on Poems by Alexander Blok for Soprano and Piano Trio Op. 127
  • Igor Stravinsky - Pastorale - Song without Words for Soprano and Piano
  • Sofia Gubaidulina - Letter to the Poetess Rimma Dalos for Soprano and Cello
  • Dmitri Shostakovich - Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor Op. 8
  • Lera Auerbach - Postscriptum for Mezzo-Soprano, Cello, and Piano
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff - Vocalise Op. 34/14Mieczysław Weinberg - Jewish Songs Op. 13
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Four Russian Folk Sons WoO 158a Nos. 13-16, Arrangement for Soprano and Piano Trio

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Participating artists
Katharina Konradi
Trio Gaspard
Jonian Ilias Kadesha
Vashti Hunter
Nicholas Rimmer
Pierre Boulez Saal