Patricia Kopatchinskaja II

Violin Concertos of Classical Modernism - Berg and Schönberg


Friday | 6/07/2024
7:30 pm Start of Concert
Konzertsaal im Kulturpalast, Dresden
Floor Plan
59 | 49 | 42 | 36 | 27 | 20 €
9 € Young People

About the Concert

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
"Die Hebriden" Konzertouvertüre (1829-32)

Arnold Schönberg

Johann Sebastian Bach
Ricercar a 6 aus "Das musikalische Opfer", für Orchester gesetzt von Anton Webern

Alban Berg
Violinkonzert "Dem Andenken eines Engels"


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, described by the New York Times as a "player of rare expressive energy and disarming informality, of whimsy and theatrical ambition", always gets to the heart of the work with her distinctive approach, be it with an unconventional performance of a traditional classic of the violin repertoire or with an original scenic project that she presents as an experimental performance dramaturge.

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Dresdner Philharmonie

Top Class!

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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