Radio concert with Frank Strobel
“Berlin im Licht” für Mezzosopran und Orchester (Text von Bertolt Brecht, Ochesterfassung von Otto Lindemann)
Suite Nr. 2 für Orchester op. 24 aus der Musik zum Film “Niemandsland”
Suite für Orchester aus der Musik zum Film “Die Glasharmonika”
“Neues vom Tage” – Ouvertüre mit Konzertschluss
“Die Dreigroschenoper” (Ausschnitte)
Frank Strobel - Conductor
Frank Strobel is one of the internationally accomplished conductors with a stylistically incredibly diverse repertoire. For years he has been one of the most important protagonists in the interdisciplinary field of film and music, through his commitment film with live orchestra has found its way into leading opera houses and concert halls. Strobel works as a consultant for the silent film programme of ZDF/arte and in 2000, together with Beate Warkentien, founded the cultural institution EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE, which under his artistic direction has rendered outstanding services to highly acclaimed film in concert productions.
Strobel is also in demand internationally for performances of music by the late-Romantic composers Franz Schreker, Alexander von Zemlinsky and Siegfried Wagner. The great Russian-born composer Alfred Schnittke, came to see Strobel as an ideal interpreter of his works. To the present day, Frank Strobel has the editing rights to his compositions.
2014 Strobel conducted the world premiere of Philippe Schoeller’s newly-written score for Abel Gance’s film J’accuse with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. In 2016 Frank Strobel realised the reconstructed film Iwan Grozny by Sergei Eisenstein, for the first time performed with the complete music in its’ original orchestration by Sergei Prokofiev with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB) at the Musikfest Berlin, followed by a performance with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna in 2017.
Frank Strobel is the designated chief conductor of the WDR Funkhausorchester. He enjoys close and long lasting relationships with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the MDR Symphony Orchestra Leipzig, the NDR Radio Philharmonic Hannover, with the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Cologne and Paris Philharmonie as well as the Vienna Konzerthaus.
Solisten des RIAS Kammerchores
Lights off, sound on
A foretaste of the 100th RSB season in 2023/2024 is offered by two concerts at the Haus des Rundfunks that bring radio, music and orchestral history to life in a sensual way by presenting music that was composed or specially arranged for the new medium almost one hundred years ago. This includes works by Hindemith and Weill – two radio pioneers par excellence. In particular, the excerpts from the “Threepenny Opera” will be heard in the version that Bertolt Brecht recorded in 1930 especially for the radio medium, complete with connecting commentary.
In addition, there will be selected music by Eisler and Schnittke because – although composed later – they also follow the principle of making what is usually visible audible. The excerpts from the two film scores, which were as new as they were experimental at the time, captivate with their extraordinary musical impressiveness.
Kooperation rocRIAS Kammerchor
Andrew Manze & Elsa Dreisig
Mensch, Musik! #5 Border Issues – an Exploration
Beethoven, Kagel, Ives, Xenakis, Wagner, Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams
Concert broadcast to the Zeiss-Grossplanetarium
Moderated rehearsal – Antonello Manacorda
Antonello Manacorda & Maximilian Hornung
Adam Fischer & Dorottya Láng & Johannes Martin Kränzle
Vasily Petrenko & Siobhan Stagg
Mozart, Berg, Zemlinsky