Orchestra Concert

Patricia Kopatchinskaja II

Violin Concertos of Classical Modernism - Berg and Schönberg


Friday | 6/07/2024
7:30 pm Start of Concert

The concert introduction in the event hall of the Central Library (1st floor) begins one hour before the concert.
Konzertsaal im Kulturpalast, Dresden
Floor Plan
59 | 49 | 42 | 36 | 27 | 20 €
9 € Young People

About the Concert

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Of the violin concertos of the 20th century, Alban Berg's is probably the most moving, Arnold Schoenberg's the most monumental. Schoenberg's concerto had a hard time at first: the great violinist Jascha Heifetz rejected it as unplayable. Yet it was written for him and he was considered THE violin virtuoso of his time. It is indeed very difficult for the soloist, but as with so much that is truly beautiful, it opens up when you surrender to it. Patricia Kopatchinskaja loves the work, its romantic and expressive features, but also its gruff passages, and plays it again and again with great passion.
"To the memory of an angel" - with the somewhat enigmatic dedication of his violin concerto, Alban Berg referred to Manon Gropius, the daughter of Alma Mahler-Werfel and Walter Gropius. She died of polio at the age of 19 - her death shook Viennese society. Berg succeeded in creating a deeply moving musical portrayal of the young woman, her dreams, her traits and her unfulfilled desires. Patricia Kopatchinskaja dedicates the concert to the American violinist Louis Krasner, who commissioned the work from Berg.


Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
"The Hebrides" Concert Overture

Arnold Schoenberg
Violin Concerto op. 36
"Dedicated to my dear friend and comrade-in-arms Dr. Anton Webern".

Johann Sebastian Bach
Ricercar a 6 from "The Musical Offering
set for orchestra by Anton Webern

Alban Berg
Violin Concerto "To the Memory of an Angel


Jonathan Stockhammer
Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Dresdner Philharmonie


Jonathan Stockhammer

Jonathan Stockhammer has made a name for himself on both sides of the Atlantic in the world of opera, classical symphonies and contemporary music.
Stockhammer has made a name for himself on both sides of the Atlantic. As an excellent communicator, he brings a particular
talent for moderating concerts and establishing an eye-to-eye working relationship with a wide range of performers.
whether in large opera production teams, with young musicians, young rappers or stars like Bully Herbig or stars like Bully Herbig and the Pet Shop Boys.

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s focus is to get to the heart of the music, to its meaning for us - now and here. With a combination of depth, brilliance and humour, Kopatchinskaja brings an inimitable sense of theatrics to her music. Described by The New York Times "a player of rare expressive energy and disarming informality, of whimsy and theatrical ambition", Kopatchinskaja’s distinctive approach always conveys the core of the work, whether it is with an out-of-the-box performance of a traditional violin repertoire classic or with an original staged project she presents as experimental performance dramaturge.

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Dresdner Philharmonie

Top class!
That is the claim of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra stands for concerts at the highest artistic level, musical education for all ages and looking beyond the musical horizon. Guest performances on almost every continent and collaborations with guests from all over the world have established the reputation of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra in the international classical music world.  

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