In memory of Roger Willemsen: Landscapes – a recitation concert with Franziska Hölscher, Marianna Shirinyan and Maria Schrader

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In memory of Roger Willemsen: Landscapes – a recitation concert with Franziska Hölscher, Marianna Shirinyan and Maria Schrader


Are northern Germans really so standoffish and Tyrolians always jolly? Are the chalk cliffs of Rügen the embodiment of German Romanticism? In music, landscapes are often associated with programmatic content – “The Moldau” or Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 6” – or they are assigned to a region through their musical idiom. Composers such as Beethoven, Brahms and Smetana repeatedly reported taking inspiration from vibrations in nature or encounters with the Alps or the sea.
Shortly before his death, Roger Willemsen developed the Landscapes concept with violinist Franziska Hölscher and pianist Marianna Shirinyan. It was about building bridges between musical and language landscapes, creating correspondence between words and music. Stops along this journey include the Swabian Alps and Târgu Jiu on the southeastern edge of the Carpathian Mountains.
It was Roger Willemsen’s wish that Maria Schrader take over the recitation of his texts.

  • Wednesday 18 March

    Wednesday
    18. March 2020
    18:00

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  • WDR Funkhaus
    Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal

    Wallrafplatz 5
    50667 Köln

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Franziska Hölscher

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Maria Schrader

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Marianna Shirinyan

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