New Worlds

05 September 2024

Berlin

Thursday 20:00 / Philharmonie

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Presented by: Philharmonie Berlin


This concert will be recorded by DLF Kultur 

New Worlds

PROGRAMME

  • C. IVES Seven Songs (from the collection 114 songs for voice and piano), arr. Eberhard Kloke
  • (commissioned by Berliner Festspiele / Musikfest Berlin)
  • E. KLOKE The Answered Question for small orchestra (commissioned by Berliner Festspiele / Musikfest Berlin)
  • G. MAHLER Seven Early Songs (from the collection Lieder und Gesänge), transcr. Eberhard Kloke for soprano and orchestra
  • A. DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 From the New World


  • Antonello Manacorda conductor
  • Anna Prohaska soprano

ABOUT THIS CONCERT

Our Musikfest concert this year centers around works by American composer Charles Ives, honoring the festival's key focus. 

Beginning with seven of Ives' collection of more than 114 songs, soprano Anna Prohaska joins us to premiere this new arrangement by Eberhard Kloke, commissioned for Berliner Festspiele / Musikfest Berlin. Another newly commissioned work on the program is Eberhard Kloke's The Answered Question. As the title suggests, the piece is a sort of replica of Charles Ives' popular The Unanswered Question.

When Charles Ives started his formal composition studies at Yale University in 1894, Czech composer Antonín Dvořák had, two years before, taken over the position as director of the National Conservatory of Music of America. While many of Ives' compositions only found their way into American Concert Halls well into the 20th century, Dvořák's premiere of his Symphony from the New World at Carnegie Hall in 1893 was an immediate success. We are very happy to share with you these two great composers' very different, but equally fascinating perspectives on "American" music.

Yet another light on Ives songs will be shed when we turn to Gustav Mahler's Seven Early Songs, in a recent transcription for soprano and orchestra by Eberhard Kloke, intended "as a composed interpretation" and dedicated to Anna Prohaska.



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Supported by Aventis Foundation and Funk Stiftung. 

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