Sounds of Fantasy: Music and Expressionism 05/10/1996 at 08:00 PM – Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Concert Notes Sounds of Fantasy: Music and Expressionism – Leon Botstein Murderer, Hope of Women, Op. 12 (1919) – Leon Botstein Chamber Symphony (1916) – Christopher Hailey, President, The Franz Schreker Foundation The Protagonist, Op. 14 (1925) – Bryan…

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Murderer, Hope of Women, Op. 12 (1919) By Leon Botstein Written for the concert Sounds of Fantasy: Music and Expressionism, performed on May 10, 1996 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Hindemith’s Mörder, Hoffnung Der Frauen, composed in 1919 and the first of his triptych of one-act operas, belongs to the category known in…

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Chamber Symphony (1916) By Christopher Hailey, President, The Franz Schreker Foundation Written for the concert Sounds of Fantasy: Music and Expressionism, performed on May 10, 1996 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. In a letter to Paul Bekker from 22 August 1918, Franz Schreker (1878-1934) wrote of his sometimes “desperate battles” with instrumentation. “One…

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The Protagonist, Op. 14 (1925) By. Bryan Gilliam, Duke University Written for the concert Sounds of Fantasy: Music and Expressionism, performed on May 10, 1996 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Der Protagonist (1925), Weill’s first significant operatic undertaking, is inseparable from its context of post-Wagnerian operatic reform. Though Wagner had been dead for…

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Behind the Curtain: Submission and Resistance under the Soviet Regime By Leon Botstein Written for the concert Sounds of Fantasy: Music and Expressionism, performed on May 10, 1996 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. The first concert of this season focuses on the dilemmas faced by artists in conditions of extreme “unfreedom” and censorship.…

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