Music of mourning
Friday, 3 December 2021, 6:00 pm
Munich, Studio 1 im Funkhaus
Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905–1963) composed his Concerto funebre in 1939 in response to Germany’s invasion of Poland, originally giving it the title “Musik der Trauer” (Music of Mourning). Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975) wrote his Eighth String Quartet in Dresden in 1960 after hearing eye-witness accounts during the filming of a documentary on the city’s destruction. He dedicated the work to the victims of war and fascism. The version for chamber symphony stems from the legendary chamber symphony conductor, Rudolf Barshai.
Adagio for strings
Karl Amadeus Hartmann
Concerto funebre for violin and strings
Kammersymphonie op. 110a
Benedikt Schregle, Moderation
Stanko Madić, Violin
Munich Radio Orchestra
Patrick Hahn, Direction
At the helm of the Munich Radio Orchestra is the young Austrian conductor Patrick Hahn, who will demonstrate once again the wide range of his musical interests. To open the Paradisi Gloria series he will conduct two confessional works composed in the face of the horrors of World War II. The violin part in Hartmann’s Concerto funebre will be taken by Stanko Madić. He has been first concertmaster in the Munich Radio Orchestra since 2018. He completed his violin studies in Novi Sad and Dresden, and attended master classes with Midori, among others. Stanko Madić has already stepped out of his concertmaster position with the Munich Radio Orchestra several times and has, for example, participated as soloist in Pēteris Vasks’ violin concerto Fernes Licht in a recent CD production.
Advance ticket sales will begin at 9 am on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.