François-Xavier Roth and Tabea Zimmermann

François-Xavier Roth and Tabea Zimmermann

Berliner Philharmoniker
François-Xavier Roth

Tabea Zimmermann

  • Unsuk Chin
    Rocaná for large Orchestra

  • Paul Hindemith
    Der Schwanendreher, concerto based on old folk songs for viola and small orchestra

    Tabea Zimmermann viola

  • Igor Stravinsky
    Petrushka

Paul Hindemith is a composer close to Tabea Zimmermann’s heart. It thus comes as no surprise that as Artist in Residence she will perform his viola concerto Der Schwanendreher. The work owes its peculiar title to a German folk song whose melody is the basis for the third movement. Igor Stravinsky’s colourful ballet music Petrushka is based, in contrast, on Russian traditions of puppet theatre. And for Unsuk Chin, the composer originally from South Korea now living in Berlin who characterises her music as a “play of light and colours”, dreams constitute a vital source of inspiration.

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