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Gesprächskonzert: Anspielen gegen das Grauen
posted 9 August 2005

Berlin, Thursday, 29 September 2005, 8:00pm, Konzerthaus
London, Tuesday, 24 January 2006, St John’s Smith Square

(note change of programme) in the Musikclub of the Konzerthaus Berlin, Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin.
In association with Musica Reanimata

Change of programme: due to health problems the original speaker, Edith Kraus, former pianist in Terezín, can no longer travel. In her place, Eva Hermannová, who was imprisoned as a young person in Terezín and participated among other things in the performances of Brundibár, will talk about Terezín.

The programme also includes a piano recital by Jacqueline Bowen Cole ( London ):

Szymon Laks (1901–83)
Prelude for Solo Piano - World Premiere
Frank Harders Wuthenow, Head of Contemporary Music at Boosey & Hawkes , Berlin , has only very recently discovered this unknown work of Laks in Warsaw . Jacqueline Bowen Cole believes the work to date from his days as a student of composition at Warsaw Conservatoire in the early 1920s.
Viktor Ullmann (1898–1944)
Sonata No. 7
Siegmund Schul (1916–44)
Gideon Klein (1919–45)
Sonata 1943 (composed in Terezín)

Tue 24 Jan 2006 , 7:30pm
MNĒMŌN - the slow return of echoes waken to the memory of Heaven!
Jacqueline Bowen Cole, piano

St John’s , Smith Square , London SW1P 3HA
Tel: 020 7222 1061

J. S. Bach arr. Busoni
Orgel-Choralvorspiele : Komm, Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist, BWV 667; Watchet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
Sonatine; Prelude for Solo Piano ( UK Premieres)
Variations on a Theme of Chopin
, Op. 22
Berthold Goldschmidt (1903–96)
Variations on a Palestine Shepherd's Song
, Op. 32 Messiaen Préludes pour Piano: Chant d'extase dans un paysage triste; Les sons impalpables du rêve
Viktor Ullmann (1898–1944)
Sonata No. 2, Op. 19, ‘Meinem verehrten Freunde Dr. Hans Buchenbacher’ (UK Premiere)

Sponsors include Frank Harders Wuthenow, Clive Marks and the Jewish Music Institute.

The concert is promoted by the Viktor Ullmann and Szymon Laks Foundations:



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