Upcoming lecture recitals



The concert has been cancelled like all concerts in Berlin in order to fight the spread of coronavirus.
Irma and Stefan Wolpe
(144) Thursday, 2. April 2020 Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt Berlin, Musikclub, 20h

Irma and Stefan Wolpe's Odyssey

The composer Stefan Wolpe, born in Berlin, was endangered in three ways after the transfer of power to the National Socialists in 1933: as a Jew, communist and composer of degenerate music. His wife Irma Wolpe Rademacher was one of the most important interpreters of his compositions. She performed in Bucharest, Berlin, Paris and Palestine and was internationally highly regarded. Both were active members of the left-wing cultural organisation "Novembergruppe". The couple lived in Berlin until March 1933, when the Nazis made a large-scale raid. Being Jewish, Irma was aware of the danger. Her political foresight and her network saved her husband's and her own life. The odyssey of their escape took them through Cheb (Czechoslovakia), Bucharest, Vienna and Zurich, as far as to Jerusalem, and finally to New York. In our days both musicians are little noticed in the music history. The musicologist Nora Born has published the moving correspondence between the two and will pay tribute to the artist couple in conversation with Bettina Brand. The concert features music by Stefan Wolpe and his student Ursula Mamlok.

Performers: Irmela Roelcke (piano), Brynne McLeod (mezzo-soprano), Ina Henning (accordeon) and Klaus Schöpp (flute).



Following lecture recitals


(145) Thursday, 14. May 2020 Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt Berlin, Musikclub
a difficult legacy: the German-Czech composer Hans Winterberg (1901-1991)
This concert has been cancelled, too.



Admission: 8 Euros, for students 6 Euros
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