Diabelli Recomposed

5 November 2023 17:00

Staatstheater Braunschweig - Kleines Haus

200 years ago Anton Diabelli asked 50 composers to each write a variation on a waltz theme he had written – not a single women composer was among the composers. In 1924, the anthology entitled “50 Variations by the Most Excellent Composers and Virtuosos of Vienna” was published by the music publisher Cappi & Diabelli.

200 years later, on 05.11.2023, an extraordinary musical event will take place in the Staatstheater Braunschweig: The 50th premiere of waltz variations for solo piano on the same waltz theme by Diabelli. What makes this event particularly remarkable is that this time the variations are exclusively by 50 talented women composers from 22 different countries. The project was initiated by musicologist Claudia Bigos from Braunschweig and is under the patronage of General Director Dagmar Schlingmann.

For the performance 10 students from the piano class of Prof. Ewa Kupiec from the Hanover University of Music and Performing Arts (HMTMH) were selected.

The collection includes 'still dancing' by CMC Composer Jane O'Leary.

This concert coincides with the launch of the publication by Furore Verlag.


€15/18. Booking online via https://staatstheater-braunschweig.de


The concert will also be available to watch online on Youtube from 16.30 (Irish Time) on 5 November.



Staatstheater Braunschweig - Kleines Haus

Magnitorwall 18, 38100 Braunschweig

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