Past Event

Contemporary Music of the Weimar Republic: David Witten, piano

March 6, 2024
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Teatro of the Italian Academy: 1161 Amsterdam Ave.

Join Columbia's Italian Academy for a free concert part of Carnegie Hall's cite-wide festival, "Fall of the Weimar Republic: Dancing on the Precipice." 

The Weimar Republic saw an outpouring of energy and activity in concerts and music composition. In 1921, in southwest Germany, the Donaueschingen Music Festival was established, the first European festival devoted to new works by contemporary composers. On July 26, 1925, during the festival’s fifth season, two works received their world premieres: Igor Stravinsky’s Piano Sonata and Alexander Tcherepnin’s Concerto da Camera for flute, violin, and chamber orchestra. Nearly a century later, both works will be performed on the same program, alongside piano compositions by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, his Greeting Cards honoring five musicians who had significant careers in Germany in the 1920s before they escaped the Nazis and started new careers in the United States.

This is the Academy's fourth collaboration with Carnegie Hall; learn more about the earlier initiatives:

Event Contact Information
Abigail Asher
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