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Symphony concert with Holly Hyun Choe and Marianna Bednarska

Two up-and-coming female artists can be experienced at the start of the new concert season - a start with three very different works, each of which promises a "new shore": on the program is the Faust Overture by Emilie Mayer, worthy in its drama of an opera house.

Marianna Bednarska
Marianna Bednarska © Jan Windszus Photography

The composer was celebrated during her lifetime as the "female Beethoven" and shares the fate with a whole series of top-class female artists not only of the 19th century - she was almost unjustly forgotten. After the unknown, the unexpected: The Incantations by Einojuhani Rautavaara emphasize the songfulness of the percussion and thus show completely new facets of percussion in the swinging work of the Finnish composer. Finally, after the "female" Beethoven, the "male" Beethoven: his 7th Symphony is considered his most stirring work. Scorned as a testimony to his madness, Richard Wagner celebrated it as the "apotheosis of dance."

Works performed:

Emilie Mayer [1812-1883] Faust -Overture op. 46

Einojuhani Rautavaara [1928-2016] Incantations for percussion and orchestra

Ludwig van Beethoven [1770-1827] Symphony No. 7 in A major op. 92
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Participating artists
Holly Hyun Choe (Dirigentin)
Marianna Bednarska, Schlagzeug (Solistin)
Komische Oper Berlin