Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski
- Friday, 19 September 2008
- Philharmonie, Main Hall
Marek Janowski distributes his artistic commitment between Germany and France. He also rehearses his German orchestras (since 2002, the RSB) in French repertoire and has a special interest in musical interrelations. Messiaen composed Un Sourire as an homage to Mozart and dedicated it to the conductor. With the sophisticated Chronochromie – a great metamorphosis of sound colour and progressions of time – he responds to Wagner’s Parsifal-motto: »Here time becomes space.« Ravel’s works pay tribute to the pianist Paul Wittgenstein in Vienna – who after a war wound was only able to play with his left hand – and to Franz Schubert, the sentimental and rebellious Romantic from Vienna.