Soprano Rachel Harnisch

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Concert Premiere

Premiere at the Philharmonie Berlin

Aribert Reimann - 'Fragments de Rilke' für Sopran und Orchester

Sonntag, 23. Februar 2019, 20.00h

Rachel Harnisch, Sopran
Robin Ticciati, Leitung

Philharmonie Berlin

Aribert Reimann is considered one of the most important contemporary composers. After the great success of his opera L'insivisble with Rachel Harnisch, the composer composed the orchestral songs 'Fragments de Rilke' especially for the artist and dedicated the composition to her.

German and French fragments by Rilke from the years 1911 to 1921 form the textual layer of this composition. Reimann sees Rilke here in affinity with Kafka. Not lost in dreams, as so often in Rilke settings, but dramatic and confrontational is the musical language, The work for soprano and orchestra based on poetry fragments by Rainer Maria Rilke combines a challenging vocal part with partly restrained, partly gripping orchestral accompaniment.

Reimann Fragments De Rilke Rachel Harnisch