Tabea Zimmermann (photo: MarcoBorggreve)

Chamber Music

Artist in Residence

Tabea Zimmermann viola

Christian Gerhaher baritone

Jörg Widmann clarinet

Tamara Stefanovich piano

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Stanley Dodds direction

“Stabat Mater” ‒ Music by Wolfgang Rihm

Wolfgang Rihm

Sphäre nach Studie for 6 instrumentalists

Wolfgang Rihm

Stabat Mater for viola and baritone (German Premiere) commissioned by Berliner Festspiele/Musikfest Berlin and the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation

Wolfgang Rihm

Male über Male 2 for clarinet and 9 instrumentalists

A Berliner Festspiele/Musikfest Berlin event in cooperation with the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation

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With this concert Tabea Zimmermann and the baritone Christian Gerhaher are fulfilling a heart’s desire: the two musicians have long wanted to perform jointly, but there was a lack of suitable repertoire. Wolfgang Rihm has remedied that by composing a Stabat Mater for viola and baritone which will now be premiered in the scope of this Rihm evening; the work will be played twice. Jörg Widmann, Wolfgang Rihm’s student of composition and now one of the leading composers of his generation, can be heard as the clarinettist in the ensemble piece Male über Male 2.

Tabea Zimmermann (photo: MarcoBorggreve)

Christian Gerhaher (photo: Gregor Hohenberg)