Live concert on the radio:
Pantomime for hearing
Vladimir Jurowski and Stefan Kaminski
“Pantomime” für Flöte, Klarinette, Schlagzeug, Orgel und Streicher nach dem Mozart-Fragment KV 446
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“A musical joke” – Sextet for two violins, viola, double bass and two horns KV 522
“L’histoire du soldat” (Die Geschichte vom Soldaten)
für Klarinette, Fagott, Kornett, Posaune, Schlagzeug, Violine, Kontrabass und Sprecher, Text von Charles Ferdinand Ramuz
frei nach russischen Volksmärchen von Alexander Afanassiew, deutsch von Hans Reinhart
Vladimir Jurowski - Conductor
Vladimir Jurowski has been Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin since 2017. He has meanwhile extended his contract until 2027. In parallel, he has been General Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich since 2021.
After receiving training at the Moscow Conservatory The conductor, pianist and musicologist Vladimir Jurowski emigrated to Germany in 1990. Here he continued his studies at the music conservatories in Dresden and Berlin. In 1995 he made his international debut at the British Wexford Festival with Rimski-Korsakov’s Mainacht and in the same year at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden with Nabucco. Subsequently he was, among other things, First Kapellmeister of the Komische Oper Berlin (1997- 2001) and Music Director of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera (2001-2013). In 2003 Vladimir Jurowski was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and has been its Principal Conductor since 2007 until 2021. He was also Artistic Director of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra Yevgeny Svetlanov of the Russian Federation until 2021, Artistic Director of the International George Enescu Festival in Bucharest and Principal Artist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in Great Britain. He works regularly with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the ensemble unitedberlin.
Vladimir Jurowski has conducted the major orchestras of Europe and North America, including the Berlin, Vienna and New York Philharmonic Orchestras, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, the Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.
He is a recurring guest conductor in in London, Berlin, Dresden, Luzern, Schleswig-Holstein und Grafenegg as well as at the Rostopowitsch-Festival. Although Vladimir Jurowski is invited as a guest conductor by top orchestras from all over the world, in future he would like to concentrate his activities on that geographical area which is acceptable to him from an ecological point of view.
In 2022/2023 he will perform with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin in concerts in various cities in Germany, Italy and Antwerp in the Netherlands. The joint CD recordings of Vladimir Jurowski and the RSB began in 2015 with Alfred Schnittke’s Symphony No. 3, followed by works by Britten, Hindemith, Strauss, Mahler and soon again Schnittke.
Vladimir Jurowski has been the recipient of numerous awards for his achievements, including various international record prizes. In 2016, he was bestowed an honorary doctorate from Prince Charles at the Royal College of Music in London. In 2018, the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards named him Conductor of the Year. In summer 2020, Jurowski was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit by the Romanian President in recognition of his work as Artistic Director of the George Enescu Festival.
Stefan Kaminski - narrator
Stefan Kaminski, born in 1974, living in Berlin, started his career as an actor and freelance-speaker in 1996 on the radio. The variety of his voice allows him to participate in numerous productions to this day both studio and live. After his education at the Academy of Dramatic Art “Ernst Busch “, Berlin he developed his qualities as an actor at the Deutsches Theater Berlin until 2015, working with inspiring directors like Dimiter Gotscheff and Jürgen Kruse. His deep, grotesque and tragicomic live-radio-drama-one-man shows were created during these theater years as well – under the name Kaminski ON AIR. They went on tour through theaters, operas and clubs in Germany ans abroad. For the tetralogy “The Ring of the Nibelung” he won the “German Record Critics’ Prize“. Hundreds of audio books, radio plays and, not least, the dubbing voice of Kermit, the frog in „The Muppets“ (since 2012) are playgrounds for his voice.
In 2020 an enriching artistic relationship between Stefan Kaminski and the RSB began with a radio concert where Stravinsky’s “L’histoire du soldat” was performed. In spring / summer 2021, Stefan Kaminski will perform two more concerts with the RSB – again with works by Stravinsky as part of the Stravinsky Festival of the orchestra.
Musicians of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Live broadcast on rbbKultur