classical music

Weimar Berlin: Angels and Demons

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

In this selection of music by Weimar-era composers, the Philharmonia Orchestra draws connections with the art of the period.

Composers, artists and writers were intimately connected in the creative ferment of the Weimar Republic.

Alma Mahler and Walter Gropius, who founded the Bauhaus School in 1919, had a daughter – Manon.

When she died of polio, aged just 18, Alban Berg was spurred to dedicate his new Violin Concerto, with its haunting chorale by JS Bach, ‘to the memory of an angel’.

Hindemith’s Symphony: Mathis der Maler (Matthias the Painter) reaches even further back into the past.

Inspired by the sometimes-demonic 16th-century tableaux of Matthias Grünewald, the symphony echoes the work of visual artists from the composer’s own period, like Otto Dix, who drew on the style and techniques of the giants of Renaissance German art, including Hieronymus Bosch and Albrecht Dürer.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
Christian Tetzlaff violin

Repertoire

Hindemith: Ragtime - Parody for orchestra on Bach's Fugue in C minor, BWV.847
JS Bach: Chorale-preludes: Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV.654; Komm, Gott Schöpfer, BWV.667 arr. Schoenberg for orchestra
Berg: Violin Concerto
Interval
Hindemith: Symphony, Mathis der Maler

Dates & times

26 Sep 2019
Approximate run time: 105 mins
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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£12 - £45
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

Multi-buy discount

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Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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Ticketing

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 3 – 5 events (10% discount); 6 – 8 events (15% discount); 9 – 11 events (20% discount); 12 – 14 events (25% discount); 15 or more events (30% discount). Events must be in the 2019/20 season. Please note these savings exclude Christmas concerts (12 & 15 December 2019) and The English Patient (5 June 2020). Not available on Premium seats.

Age recommendation
For ages 7+

Related events
Royal Festival Hall at 6pm: Insights talk. Gavin Plumley introduces the evening’s programme. Admission free.