What we live in artistically tranquil times. Everything is allowed in the so-called serious music, each composer with his pipes his private theory building, and must justify it to anyone. 100 years ago, however, there was still the question of conscience: How do you think the tonality? You have hit on the side of Schönberg and his Zwölftönern or do you cling to the traditional music theory?
Erich Wolfgang Korngold, the 1897-born Viennese Wunderkind, seems to be in its decadent and opulent operas such as "The dead city" in Yesterday anchored. And yet, he felt that the familiar System was on the verge of Implosion. So anyway, Mihaela Martin, Mohamed Hiber, Adrien La Marca, Jing Zhao, and Plamena Mongova suggest on Monday at the Intonation Festival at the Jewish Museum Korngold at the beginning of the 1920s, formed a piano quintet. Overwrought nerves, heart rhythm disturbances, disorientation of the listener associated. Flimsy this voluptuous Folia acts, full of dissonant noise. And you ask yourself: What can come after this self-indulgent head-set yet?
expressionist tapestries of sound
The attempt of a last Tagtraums in the ivory tower, accompanied by bitter sighs, and a Finale in which the composer wants to tear once again by the instruments radiate exuberant, without being able to prevent that everything is drifting apart. Exhausting to listen to, but also exciting because the audience can understand the Fiebrigkeit of the time, specifically, physically.
From the same break time between the two world come also the Schlager and Chansons, Angela Denoke for your "dance on the volcano"-cycle of selected wars. Are refined the Arrangements, the jazz tried clarinetist Norbert Nagel, Tim Park, Cello and Tal Bashai on the wing to provide a expressionistic patterned carpet of sound, the soprano falls below the scores of Weill's "Berlin in the light" via Package "Untern Linden" and the Gay anthem "Purple song" up to Heymann's "Somewhere in the world". You need not a feather Boa in order to act wickedly, and no Communists cap for the socially critical tones. Because they developed their interpretations from the Interior of the texts, with an intellectual view and a fine feeling for the soul of the lyrical first-person locations.More about
chamber music festival "intonations" That sounds heavenlyUdo Badelt
the evening had Begun with Ernst von Dohnanyis aware of the Mendelssohn fairy-tale romance anknüpfendem string trio of 1903, the Clara-Jumi Kang, Adrien La Marca and Jing Zhao wonderfully delicate playing. Ghostly past flits the Scherzo, all the three impress with a sensitive Piano-shades. Predominantly classic-the remaining "Intonations are marked"evenings, with a Mozart focus today, Wednesday, and Mendelssohn to a conclusion on Thursday (for more info: www.jmberlin.de).