Marie Jacquot (photo: Werner Kmetitsch)

Karajan Academy

Biennale of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Scholars of the Karajan Academy

Marie Jacquot conductor

Kolja Blacher violin

Hanns Eisler

Suite for Orchestra No. 3, op. 26 “Kuhle Wampe”

Kurt Weill

Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra, op. 12

Kolja Blacher violin

Kurt Weill

Symphony No. 2

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Tue, 16 Feb 2021, 20:00

Chamber Music Hall | Introduction: 19:10


Karajan-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker e.V.

Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1

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A film that was intended to shock and shake up its viewers: the film Kuhle Wampe (Empty Stomach) from 1932 depicts the bitter fate of a working-class family during the Great Depression. The music is by Hanns Eisler, who compiled a concert suite with a “best of” selection from the film. Music that was in step with the times: kinetic, exciting, stirring. Kurt Weill’s name is associated first and foremost with the Threepenny Opera. He worked in many different genres, however, as his Violin Concerto and Second Symphony demonstrate. In the latter, funeral marches à la Mahler contrast with trenchant rhythms in the best Threepenny tradition.

Marie Jacquot (photo: Werner Kmetitsch)

Kolja Blacher (photo: Bernd Buhmann)