40 years ago Friedrich Goldmann’s Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra was premiered under the direction of the composer and with Burkhard Glaetzner as soloist. TONLAGEN will perform this formative work together with the world premiere of Wilfried Krätzschmar’s Symphony No. 5.
Friedrich Goldmann – Concerto for oboe and orchestra (1978/79)
Wilfried Krätzschmar – 5th Symphony (world premiere)
With its series “composers in region”, the Elbland Philharmonic Orchestra Saxony has applied for the programme “Excellent Orchestra Landscape Germany”, which is sponsored by the Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) and its Ministry. The projects also include the awarding of commissions such as the 5th Symphony by Wilfried Krätzschmar.
Wilfried Krätzschmar was born in 1944 in Dresden, from 1991 to 2003 rector of the Musikhochschule Dresden and from 1992 to 2009 full professor of composition, in 2003 president of the Saxon Music Council, from 2011 to 2014 vice president and from 2014 to 2017 president of the Saxon Academy of the Arts.
The 4th Symphony of the Dresden composer premiered in September 1985, since then numerous chamber music works and great works for choir and orchestra have been composed. Has the time come again for new great orchestral works? In which line of tradition does the composer see himself? What themes moved him in his compositional work, how do he make aesthetic decisions? From his point of view and that of conductor Ekkehard Klemm, who is one of his students, how has the way of making music and communicating with the listener changed since the 1990s?