Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905-1963)

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2/5.

The Times Are So Strange

Donald Macleod looks at Hartmann's 'confessional works', which expressed his despondency over the Third Reich.

In the build-up to the war, he withdrew into internal exile, banning his own works from being performed.

Excerpt from Simplicius Simplicissimus

Simplicius....Helen Donath

Landsknecht....Bodo Brinkmann

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Heinz Fricke (conductor)

Miserae

LPO

Leon Botstein (conductor)

Kammerkonzert

Paul Meyer (clarinet)

Petersen Quartet

Munich Chamber Orchestra

Christoph Poppen (conductor)

2005092020050927

2/5.

The Times Are So Strange

Donald Macleod looks at Hartmann's 'confessional works', which expressed his despondency over the Third Reich.

In the build-up to the war, he withdrew into internal exile, banning his own works from being performed.

Excerpt from Simplicius Simplicissimus

Simplicius....Helen Donath

Landsknecht....Bodo Brinkmann

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Heinz Fricke (conductor)

Miserae

LPO

Leon Botstein (conductor)

Kammerkonzert

Paul Meyer (clarinet)

Petersen Quartet

Munich Chamber Orchestra

Christoph Poppen (conductor)

2005092320050930

5/5.

New Paths

Donald Macleod traces Hartmann's final years, when he began to look to the traditions of the past in his music.

Symphony No 7

Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

Ingo Metzmacher (conductor)

Gesangsszene

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Bavarian Radio Symphony orchestra

Rafael Kubelik (conductor)

2005092320050930

5/5.

New Paths

Donald Macleod traces Hartmann's final years, when he began to look to the traditions of the past in his music.

Symphony No 7

Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

Ingo Metzmacher (conductor)

Gesangsszene

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Bavarian Radio Symphony orchestra

Rafael Kubelik (conductor)

01Decline Of The Weimar Republic (to 1933)20050919

Donald Macleod surveys Karl Amadeus Hartmann's life and music, to mark the centenary of his birth.

He looks first at Hartmann's early influences in inter-war Munich, as Germany descended into crisis.

Excerpt of Waxworks: Chaplin-Ford-Trott

Christian Gaul, Michael Karus, Egbert Junghanns

Members of the German Symphony Orchestra of Berlin

Roger Epple (conductor)

Jazz toccata and fugue

Siegfried Mauser (piano)

Burleske Musik

Ensemble das neue werk

String Quartet No 1

Pellegrini Quartet.

01Decline Of The Weimar Republic (to 1933)20050919

Donald Macleod surveys Karl Amadeus Hartmann's life and music, to mark the centenary of his birth.

He looks first at Hartmann's early influences in inter-war Munich, as Germany descended into crisis.

Excerpt of Waxworks: Chaplin-Ford-Trott

Christian Gaul, Michael Karus, Egbert Junghanns

Members of the German Symphony Orchestra of Berlin

Roger Epple (conductor)

Jazz toccata and fugue

Siegfried Mauser (piano)

Burleske Musik

Ensemble das neue werk

String Quartet No 1

Pellegrini Quartet.

01Decline Of The Weimar Republic (to 1933)20050926

Donald Macleod surveys Karl Amadeus Hartmann's life and music, to mark the centenary of his birth.

He looks first at Hartmann's early influences in inter-war Munich, as Germany descended into crisis.

Excerpt of Waxworks: Chaplin-Ford-Trott

Christian Gaul, Michael Karus, Egbert Junghanns

Members of the German Symphony Orchestra of Berlin

Roger Epple (conductor)

Jazz toccata and fugue

Siegfried Mauser (piano)

Burleske Musik

Ensemble das neue werk

String Quartet No 1

Pellegrini Quartet

01Decline Of The Weimar Republic (to 1933)20050926

Donald Macleod surveys Karl Amadeus Hartmann's life and music, to mark the centenary of his birth.

He looks first at Hartmann's early influences in inter-war Munich, as Germany descended into crisis.

Excerpt of Waxworks: Chaplin-Ford-Trott

Christian Gaul, Michael Karus, Egbert Junghanns

Members of the German Symphony Orchestra of Berlin

Roger Epple (conductor)

Jazz toccata and fugue

Siegfried Mauser (piano)

Burleske Musik

Ensemble das neue werk

String Quartet No 1

Pellegrini Quartet

03Endless The Sorrow20050921

Donald Macleod explores Hartmann's works composed during the Second World War, during which he became increasingly isolated and fearful.

Concerto funèbre

Isabelle Faust (violin)

Munich Chamber Orchestra

Christoph Poppen (conductor)

Symphony No 2

Symphonie orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Rafael Kubelik (conductor)

Piano Sonata No 1, 1945 (excerpt)

Siegfried Mauser (piano).

03Endless The Sorrow20050921

Donald Macleod explores Hartmann's works composed during the Second World War, during which he became increasingly isolated and fearful.

Concerto funèbre

Isabelle Faust (violin)

Munich Chamber Orchestra

Christoph Poppen (conductor)

Symphony No 2

Symphonie orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Rafael Kubelik (conductor)

Piano Sonata No 1, 1945 (excerpt)

Siegfried Mauser (piano).

04Reconstruction (1945-53)20050922

In the years following the end of the war, Hartmann was charged with the revitalisation of musical culture in Bavaria.

While his Musica Viva concerts attracted a new generation of composers and listeners to contemporary music, Hartmann, dissatisfied with the works he had recently composed, set about revising them.

With Donald Macleod.

String Quartet No 2 (excerpt)

Pellegrini Quartet

Symphony No 4 for strings

Bamberg Symphonic Orchestra

Ingo Metzmacher (conductor)

Symphony No 6 (excerpt)

Symphonie orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Rafael Kubelik (conductor).

04Reconstruction (1945-53)20050922

In the years following the end of the war, Hartmann was charged with the revitalisation of musical culture in Bavaria.

While his Musica Viva concerts attracted a new generation of composers and listeners to contemporary music, Hartmann, dissatisfied with the works he had recently composed, set about revising them.

With Donald Macleod.

String Quartet No 2 (excerpt)

Pellegrini Quartet

Symphony No 4 for strings

Bamberg Symphonic Orchestra

Ingo Metzmacher (conductor)

Symphony No 6 (excerpt)

Symphonie orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Rafael Kubelik (conductor).