Antje Weithaas and her piano partner Dénes Várjon also impress with the second of a total of three albums of the complete recording of all Beethoven sonatas, which has just been released on the CAvi label. Shortly after its release, it was named album of the week by BR Klassik radio. Reviewer Meret Forster describes the CD, which juxtaposes the third sonata from the early Opus 12 group of works with the two sonatas 7 and 8 from Opus 30, as "simply fascinating" and "a must, not only for chamber music fans".more
"Impulsive and rich in contrast - simply fantastic": like its predecessor, the second part of Antje Weithaas' recording of all Beethoven violin sonatas has also been enthusiastically received.
Mahler's 10th Symphony in a different light: New works by Mark Andre and Philippe Manoury, among others, will be performed in December together with Mahler's unfinished Tenth in six concerts with the SWR Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Teodor Currentzis in Stuttgart, Hamburg, Freiburg, and Berlin.
Lukas Ligeti is the artistic director of the World New Music Days, which will took place in Africa for the first time in its centenary year from 24 November to 3 December - a unique opportunity for creative exchange: both the African audience and the guests from all over the world heard music they had never come into contact with before.
World premiere of the year: Vito Žuraj's first full-length opera Blühen came to the stage in Frankfurt in early 2023 under the musical direction of Michael Wendeberg and has now been named premiere of the year by Opernwelt magazine. In our interview, Vito Žuraj talks about his collaboration with librettist Händl Klaus, director Brigitte Fassbaender and the Ensemble Modern.