May 2014 programs on the Deutsche Welle Festival

Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.

Nike Wagner, the great granddaughter of Richard Wagner & Director of the Beethoven Festival in Bonn.


Nike Wagner, the great granddaughter of Richard Wagner, became the new director of the Beethoven Festival in Bonn this year. Before that, the 68-year-old spent 10 years heading up the Weimar Art Festival.  This month we'll hear programs from those festivals.

5/6       Art Festival In Weimar  Mozart: Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Viola Hindemith: Viola Sonata Ustvolskaja: Piano Sonata No. 5 Widmann: Fantasy for Solo Clarinet Schumann: Fairy Tale Pictures for Piano and Viola  Bartók: Contrasts for Violin, Clarinets and Piano Beethoven: Excerpt from Diabelli Variations (Tabea Zimmermann, vla; Mario Formenti, p; Markus Hinterhäuser, p; Caroline Widmann, v; Jörg Widmann, cl; Pierre-Laurent Aimard, p; András Schiff, p)

5/13      Beethovenfest Bonn, 4 Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 1 R. Strauss: Metamorphoses: Study for 23 Strings J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1 Schönberg: Transfigured Nights for Strings (Julia Fischer, v; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Julia Fischer, cond)

5/20      Early Music Days In Herne  Various:  Music from Pannonia from the 15th to the 17th centuries from Hungarian, Slovakian and Rumanian sources (Balász Szokolay Dongó, bagpipe, flute and other instruments; Mátyás Bolya, dulcimer) Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Janusz Olejniczak, p; Ellenai Quartet) Zelenka: Excerpt from St. Wenceslas Melodrama (Céline Scheen, s; Terry Wey, a; Krystian Adam, t; Tobias Berndt, bs; Collegium 1704; Václav Luks, cond)

5/27      Beethovenfest Bonn, 5 Beethoven: Prometheus Overture Penderecki: Resurrection, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Dvořák: Symphony No. 7 Shostakovich: Allegro molto from Chamber Symphony in c (Rudolf Buchbinder, p; Sinfonia Varsovia; Krzysztof Penderecki, cond)