Famous for his soundtrack to "The Piano", he was already well known far beyond his native England as the composer of the music for nearly all Greenaway films: Michael Nyman is one of the greatest living contemporary componists. As a musicologist he coined the term of minimalism, a genre that is also characteristic of his own compositions.
Michael Nyman's first musical treatment of Jewish history was "The Diary of Anne Frank" back in 1995. The life and total work of art by Charlotte Salomon, to whom our current special exhibition is dedicated, inspired him to write a new composition: We are honored to open our new (cultural) space, the Glass Courtyard, with the world premiere of "Songs for Charlotte Salomon".
Six Celan Songs (1990)
Lyrics by Paul Celan
Songs for Charlotte Salomon (2007)
Piano: Michael Nyman
Voice: Hilary Summers
When: 29 September 2007, 8 p.m.
Where: Jewish Museum Berlin, Glass Courtyard, Ground Level, Lindenstr. 9-14, 10969 Berlin
Admission: 10 euros (no discounts)
Tickets go on sale starting 1 August 2007
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