This concert series featured the works of three composers whose musical roots lie in Eastern Europe. Igor Stravinsky and Erwin Schulhoff were influenced by the Slavic musical tradition, while Schulhoff and the contemporary trumpeter and composer Paul Brody were influenced by traditional Jewish music. The concert series featured the world premiers of numerous musical works by Erwin Schulhoff, many of which were long believed to be lost and had been forgotten. Some of the most fascinating and complex compositions of the 20th century are among the 200 or so works written by Schulhoff. Stravinsky’s pieces are new productions and were performed by several renowned musicians, such as Georg Faust, solo cellist of the Berlin Philharmoniker, and the violinist Kolja Blacher. Paul Brody’s quintet Sadawi is widely regarded as one of the most innovative klezmer ensembles of our time. He and his quintet had developed a new repertoire especially for this concert series which combined klezmer music with imaginative improvisation. The works of these three composers were performed at the Glashof at the Jewish Museum in Berlin, at the Bauhaus Dessau and in Potsdam .
Artistic directors: Ulli Blobel, Misha Aster
Artists: Dominique Horwitz (FR), Kolja Blacher, Peter Riegelbauer, Georg Faust, Andaš Adorjan, Philharmonisches Streichsextett Berlin, String Trio of New York (John Lindberg / James Emery / Rob Thomas / Paul Brody (USA)) and others
Venues and schedule:
N.N. Potsdam, 21 Jan. – 22 Apr. 2010
Jewish Museum Berlin – Glashof, 22 Jan. – 29 Apr. 2010
Bauhaus Dessau, 21 Jan. – 27 Apr. 2010
RBB Kleiner Sendesaal, Berlin, 29 Apr. 2010
Förderverein Klassikwerkstatt e.V.