A pointless programme

We regularly publish what we call "programme-pages", i.e. — in the absence of the full programme — the precise page showing the details of a concert.

For this one, there is no corresponding evening in the list of concerts.

The brochure announcing the Berlin Staatskapelle's subscription concert series (the symphonic season of the state opera orchestra) for 1934-1935 features Richard Strauss, Kleiber, Pfitzner, Jochum and... Furtwängler. It was scheduled for March 1st 1935, with, among others, the premiere of Hymnen for orchestra, opus 18 by Karl Höller.

But in the meantime, the "Hindemith case", the political cabal against Furtwängler, who wearily threw in the towel and resigned from all his posts at the beginning of December 1934, had arisen. He did therefore not conduct this concert at the Staatskapelle...

23 December 2022

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