Nils
Sat 30 April 2022 - 8 pm & Sun 1 May 2022 - 8 pm | Konzerthaus Berlin & Philharmonie Berlin

Heavenly wrath

Vladimir Jurowski & Nils Mönkemeyer

Nikodijevic's tender portrait of a girl killed in the Balkan war. Sadness and anger in Shostakovich's Eighth. Unheard to date Firssova's Viola Concerto

from € 20 Symphony concert Concert with the chief conductor Composer in Residence with a world premiere

Programme

“cvetic, kucica … la lugubre gondola” – Trauermusik nach Franz Liszt für Orchester

Jelena Firssowa Konzert für Viola und Orchester op. 144
Uraufführung

Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op. 65

Cast

Vladimir Jurowski - Conductor

Nils Mönkemeyer - Viola

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

Concert with

Heavenly wrath

Marko Nikodijevic’s touching portrait of a five-year-old girl killed in the Balkan war was unable to be performed publically in the pandemic year 2020. Now Vladimir Jurowski has once again scheduled a performance of the work by the RSB’s then Composer-in-Residence. Also in the programme the Symphony No. 8 by Dmitri Shostakovich, “the most important work of his life” (Sviatoslav Richter, 1978), which in its time also suffered a “cancellation”. It was politically expected of Shostakovich, the supposed music propagandist, to produce something confident and uplifting in 1943. Instead, he caused irritation with a grand painting of sorrow and destruction. But there is more: he ends the work with chamber music: modest, positive, intelligent.

Yelena Firsova’s Viola Concerto from 2014 is heard for the first time in the concert hall. Nils Mönkemeyer takes on the two-movement work, in which the solo viola tackles the first movement all alone, only to go on a life journey together with the orchestra in the second movement, till the last breath.

 

Artists

Vladimir Jurowski © Simon Pauly

Vladimir Jurowski

Conductor

Ticket information

Sat 30 April 2022 - 8 pm Konzerthaus Berlin

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Sun 1 May 2022 - 8 pm Philharmonie Berlin

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