Marx’s “Wilde Lieder”
On 1, 2 and 4 September, Michael Wendeberg will conduct a series of new works in Trier and Birmingham, which were created for the composition competition Wilde Lieder - Marx.Music. The competition was announced by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group in cooperation with the Verein zur Förderung des Jubiläumsprogramms Trier on the occasion of Karl Marx’ 200th birthday.
Marx released his poetry book Wilde Lieder in 1841 whilst still a student; since then, several generations of artists have devoted themselves to creating works based on it. The international composition competition called for works for ensemble, duo and sound art; the programme also commissioned new works from selected composers.
For the concerts, Michael Wendberg will lead soprano Elizabeth Atherton and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group in works by Richie Wang, Kaspar Querfurth, Frédéric Pattar and Sergej Nevsky.
Trier, Priesterseminar – Promotionsaula
Trier, Kurfürstliches Palais
Birmingham, CBSO Centre