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Igor Levit am 3. Juni bei den KunstFestSpielen Herrenhausen. Für das Stück "Ballade Nr. 5 (It makes a long time man feel bad)" von Frederic Rzewski nutzt er die Eisenkette.

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KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen


WED 3.6. | 20:00 | ORANGERIE | CONCERT | Igor Levit performs at the KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen with a programme of music by politically committed composers specially compiled for the festival.

The place names “Guernica” and “Lyon” immediately awoke in contemporaries of the period associations for which no words can be found: the first ever workers’ revolt took place in Lyon and was immediately brutally suppressed. Franz Liszt gave charity concerts for the workers and created a monument for them in his music. Dessau’s early composition echoes Picasso’s paint-ing with its outcry at the bombing of the Pyrenean town of Guernica which was the first violation of the international law of armed conflict on the part of the Hitler regime in 1937. Frederic Rzewski based his extensive Ballad No. 5 on a blues-influenced work song sung by black American forced labourers – a “long-time man” is a description for someone serving a long custodial sentence. Simultaneously with Rzewski, Cornelius Cardew bade his farewell to his avant-garde ivory tower in the 1970s: his variations on Erich Weinert’s “Thälmann Lied” represent his first step into political spheres.

Cornelius Cardew: Thälmann Variations (1974)
Frederic Rzewski: Ballade Nr. 5
(It makes a long time man feel bad) (1999)
Franz Liszt: Lyon (1834)
Paul Dessau: Guernica (1937)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonate Nr. 23 f-moll op. 57 Appassionata

PIANO Igor Levit

DURATION ca. 90 minuten / incl. interval

PRICE GROUP C (40/30/20 | red. 35/25/15)

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A production by the KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen

Termin(e): 03.06.2015 
von 20:00 bis 21:30 Uhr

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  • 30419 Hannover