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Camerata Bern & Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Time & Eternity

orchestral
Fri 24 Sep 2021 -20.00
introduction by Francis Maes 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 21.30
All prices include booking fees.

Music about a gruesome past and an uncertain future

The idiosyncratic Patricia Kopatchinskaja is known not only for the raw intensity of her violin, but also for the refined sophistication of her delicate programmes. Around Hartmann's Concerto funebre – an expression of his aversion to the Nazi regime – she weaves works by de Machaut, Bach, Zorn and vocal improvisations to the Jewish and Bolshevik songs that Hartmann quotes. In her own words this is ‘music made from the blood and tears of tormented souls’.

programme

John Zorn (1953)
Kol Nidre

Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905-1963)
Concerto Funebre for violin and string orchestra

Unsterbliche Opfer & War cadenza (improvisation)
(Text: W. G. Archangelski, translation to German by Hermann Scherchen, music possibly by N. N. Ikonnikow, arr. by Wieslaw Pipczynski)

Luboš Fiešer (1935-1999)
Crux for violin, timpani and bells

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Chorale 'Als Jesus Christus in der Nacht', BWV 265 (arrangement for string orchestra)

Arthur Honegger (1892-1955)
Symphony n°2 for strings and trumpet

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Chorale 'O große Lieb' from the St John Passion, BWV 245 (arrangement for string orchestra)

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John Zorn (1953)
Kol Nidre

Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905-1963)
Concerto Funebre for violin and string orchestr

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performers

Camerata Bern: orchestra
Patricia Kopatchinskaja: concept, violin & musical direction
Michael Brooks Reid: musical direction in Honegger's 'Symphony n°2'

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Camerata Bern: orchestra
Patricia Kopatchinskaja: concept, violin & musical direction
Michael Brooks Reid: mus

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Fri 24 Sep 2021 -20.00
introduction by Francis Maes 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 21.30
All prices include booking fees.