Music of the Other Germany
01/25/2009 at 08:00 PM – Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
A program that could only be brought to you by the American Symphony Orchestra.
Music of postwar East Germany, created in the then
newly established German Democratic Republic.
Hanns Eisler, Paul Dessau, Rudolf Wagner-Régeny, Udo Zimmerman, Siegfried Matthus—these are composers who created music in the greatest of German traditions, in an environment that, despite rampant censorship and oppression, was a hothouse of artistic experimentation.
Featuring Marjorie Owens, Soprano
Join Leon Botstein for a pre-concert talk 75 mintes prior to performance at
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
In Memoriam Bertolt Brecht (1957) – Laura Silverberg, Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow, Columbia University
Auferstanden aus Ruinen, Hymne der DDR (1949) – Laura Silverberg, Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow, Columbia University