“Fate”I Exilarte in cooperation with Beethoven Philharmonie I February 21, 2024

© Martin Walz

Fourth piano concerto by Hans Winterberg

Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Congress Center Baden
Emperor Franz Ring 1,
2500 Baden

Tickets here.

In Romanticism, the wanderer is a symbol of loneliness, the searching outsider and restlessness. Schubert took up this theme in numerous songs, and it also inspired him in his Wanderer Fantasy.

Hans Winterberg was also an outsider and preoccupied with his identity throughout his life, and it is only now, decades after his death, that he is being discovered as an important composer: born into a Jewish family, becoming a Czech citizen, married to a Catholic woman, in Theresienstadt Interned, emigrated to Germany and honored as a Sudeten German, his work has only recently become accessible. We will premiere his Fourth Piano Concerto and discuss its fascinating history in detail in a panel discussion before the concert.

Perhaps Beethoven’s most famous work, his Fifth Symphony, whose main motif is commonly associated with fate, is an ideal complement, leading from Dunkel to a hard-won victory.

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Jonathan Powell, piano

Thomas Rösner, conductor

Beethoven Philharmonic Orchestra


Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to “Egmont”, op. 84

Franz Schubert / Franz Liszt: Wanderer Fantasy

Hans Winterberg: Piano Concerto No. 4

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67