Schwarz-weiß Foto von Arnold Schönberg mit seinen Kindern Lawrence, Ronald and Nuria playing tennis
Modernity under the Californian sun: Arnold Schönberg with his children Lawrence, Ronald and Nuria playing tennis in Santa Monica, 1948 | Picture: Arnold Schönberg Center, Wien

Concert information

Musikfest Berlin



Ives meets Schönberg: Charles Ives and Arnold Schönberg never met in person, but they knew each other very well. An evening of songs, piano and chamber music as well as original texts by the composers, who were born in different cultural circles in the same year, brings them into dialogue with each other. The montage promises to provide an insight into the thinking of two founders of New Music who, independently of each other, embarked on similar paths and created radically new forms of musical expression.


Stefan Litwin piano
Peyee Chen soprano
Tora Augestad mezzo-soprano
Holger Falk baritone
Michael Rotschopf recitation and conférencier
Eliot Quartett:
Maryana Osipova violin
Alexander Sachs violin
Dmitry Hahalin viola
Michael Preuss cello


Arnold Schoenberg
The Book of the Hanging Gardens, op. 15: Selection

Arnold Schoenberg
Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte, op. 41

Arnold Schoenberg
Serenade, op. 24: 4th Movement Sonett 217 von Petrarca

Arnold Schoenberg
Ballads, piano pieces and further werks

Charles Ives
114 Songs: Selection

Charles Ives
Piano music and compositions for piano quintet

Additional information

In co-operation with Berliner Festspiele

Chamber Music Hall