Saturday | 09.03.2019
2 p.m., Concert in the
Großgarage Süd Halle (Saale)
Technique and technology–
the twin motors of society
Part two of our musical expedition through classical modernism
Music by Jacques Offenbach, Karl Dawidow and Julius Klengel
Students of the “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” College of Music in Leipzig conducted by Prof. Peter Bruns
Our exploration of the roots of classical modernism takes festivalgoers on a specially conceived musical trip through the history of the modernist movement in Saxony-Anhalt. The aim is to give the cultural and historical background of this era alongside various musical references as well as the socio-political context. Technical innovations will take centre stage in the two venues Großgarage Süd Halle (Saale) and the “Hugo Junkers” Museum of Technology. The term “technique” has a variety of meanings in music, such as the ability to make optimal use of one’s voice or instrument. Today, technology is an essential prerequisite for making music, from the physical design and lighting of a room to the production, amplification or recording of sound. While the technical development of the cello is perhaps not quite as spectacular, the path from Martin Agricola’s three-stringed bass instrument and the Italian violone to the demanding solo instrument of the 18th and 19th centuries is just as complex.
Mankind’s increasing mastery of nature and the laws of physics has also affected the construction and sound of this instrument. Already in 1701 Giuseppe Maria Jacchini wrote the first cello concertos in Bologna. This concert will illustrate the development of cello technique through brilliant solo and duo works by famous cello virtuosos from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution to the time of Kurt Weill.
In cooperation with the Stadtmuseum Halle (Saale)
With kindly support of the
1. Part again on 02.03.2019 - V03
2. Part again on 09.03.2019 - V21 2. Part again on 10.03.2019 - V28
3. Part again on 16.03.2019 - V39 3. Part again on 17.03.2019 - V47