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Austrian Premiere of “Ein Traum, was sonst” by Jan Müller-Wieland

On 21 July 2012, in the beginning of the Salzburg Festival 2012, the Orchestra of the Hans Werner Henze Music School of Marzahn-Hellersdorf will perform Jan Müller-Wieland's “Ein Traum, was sonst” for youth symphony orchestra (freely adapted from Kafka and Kleist) under the direction of Jobst Liebknecht at the Kapitelplatz in Salzburg.

Already in October 2008, Liebknecht and the orchestra presented the world premiere in Berlin. The Music School (with the support of the Berlin Capital City Cultural Fund for a youth music project under the motto “Doing something is better than feeling”) also commissioned the orchestral work.

The composer has offered the following comments on his work:

“My piece emphasises a dreamlike-enthusiastic frame of mind. A children’s and /or youth parade suddenly breaks into this ‘intact world.’ The orchestral musicians, meaning the young people, the children, are transformed into chanting criers of freely-assembled Kafka lines from his short story ‘The Metamorphosis’.”

21 July 2012
Austrian premiere: Jan Müller-Wieland
“Ein Traum, was sonst“ for youth symphony orchestra
Orchestra of the Hans Werner Henze Music School Marzahn-Hellersdorf
Jobst Liebknecht (direction)


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