Patricia Kopatchinskaja III

Violin Concertos of Classical Modernism - Bartók and Hartmann

About the Concert

"It is dark, strong music, every note is like a word from a gospel." For Patricia Kopatchinskaya, Hartmann's "Concerto funebre" is particularly emotional music. Perfection is not so important, she said, as power and deep feeling. Hartmann was shocked by Hitler's invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1938 and created the Concerto as a very personal reaction to it. Bartók's Second Violin Concerto is also very important to Kopatchinskaja: "My relationship with Bartók is that of a great love. The refinement of the sounds, their images, their fragrance, their flavor give meaning to my life." She dedicates the performance in our concert
to violinist Zoltán Szekély, for whom Bartók wrote the Violin Concerto.

The concert will be recorded by Deutschlandfunk and broadcast at a later date.


Claude Debussy
"Gigues" (aus "Images" für Orchester)

Karl Amadeus Hartmann
"Concerto funebre" für Violine und Streichorchester

Béla Bartók
Violinkonzert Nr. 2


Jonathan Stockhammer
Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Dresdner Philharmonie


Jonathan Stockhammer

Understanding and appreciating music in its universality is the driving force behind the work of Los Angeles-born conductor Jonathan Stockhammer. He loves opera, classical ballet and modern dance theater just as much as experimental world premieres or unconventional concert formats that enable new listening experiences. He now lives in Germany, from where he has built up close artistic relationships with well-known European ensembles.

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja

With a combination of depth, brilliance and humor, violinist and composer Patricia Kopatchinskaja brings an inimitable sense of theatricality to her musical performances. Creative, curious and radiant, she casts an energetic spell over her audience. As Artist in Residence of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra in the 2023/24 season, she will perform the great violin concertos of the 1930s, including those by Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Berg and Bartók, during a festival weekend in June.

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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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