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Contemporary Music of the Weimar Republic at Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University

Wednesday March 6, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

David Witten, Piano
Sue-Ellen Hershman-Tcherepnin, Flute
Quan Yuan, Violin
Christine Lamprea, Cello

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.



Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University
1161 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States