Marco Borggreve
Sa, 10/09/2022, 19:00 Uhr
Komponierte Musik / Konzert

Komponistenporträt Aribert Reimann

Musikfest Berlin 2022

Aribert Reimann has repeatedly found individual forms for contemporary music. After all, “independent thinking and a personal language” are the key principles of the composer born in Berlin in 1936, who has never belonged to any national school or sympathized with serialist or electronic music. Reimann, to whom Christoph Eschenbach and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin devote this portrait, wrote his harrowing orchestral work “Spiralot Halom” (Dream Spirals) around one year before the Third Gulf War – after a dream of burning oil wells: the people standing in clouds of smoke began to sing a “song in unison” (Reimann), which – broken by glittering string sounds – also found its way into the piece. A dark, requiem-like tension also pervades Reimann’s Clarinet Concerto “Cantus”, in which bass and double bass clarinets function as “shadows” of the solo clarinet, which, in the words of the composer, climb up out of a grave or a past life. This interior monologue fading away to deep black is dedicated to the clarinettist and soloist for this concert Jörg Widmann, whom Reimann praised for his “song-like” phrasing and “infinite” breadth of variations of tone. The programme is rounded off with the Paul Celan cycle “Eingedunkelt” (Benighted) with the alto Ursula Hesse von den Steinen: unsettling, fear-filled songs of lament and accusation.

The concerts of the Musikfest with contemporary music are part of the Month of contemporary Music.

  • Aribert Reimann: »„Spiralot Halom“ (Traumspiralen) für großes Orchester« (2002)
  • Aribert Reimann: »„Cantus“ für Klarinette und Orchester« (2005)
  • Aribert Reimann: »„Eingedunkelt“ - Neun Gedichte von Paul Celan für Alt-Solo« (1992)
  • Aribert Reimann: »Neun Stücke für Orchester« (1993)

Konzerthausorchester Berlin

Christoph Eschenbach, Leitung
Jörg Widmann, Klarinette
Ursula Hesse von den Steinen, Alt

Das Konzerthausorchester Berlin und Chefdirigent Christoph Eschenbach sind beim Musikfest Berlin mit einem Porträtkonzert eingeladen, das dem 2011 mit dem Ernst von Siemens Musikpreis für sein Lebenswerk geehrten Aribert Reimann gilt.

  • Einführung: Konzerteinführung um 18.00 Uhr
  • Dauer: 02:00h, Pausen: Mit einer Pause
  • Konzerthaus Berlin
  • Gendarmenmarkt 2, Berlin
  • Ticketpreis: 25 und 35 Euro
  • Kartenvorbestellung: 030 20309 2101
  • Ticketverkauf