<span class="vcard">Wendelin Bitzan</span>
Wendelin Bitzan

Concert Introduction in Hamburg

Tonight is my first appearance as a music communicator in Hamburg. Pretty excited to present an introduction to an orchestral concert in the Laeiszhalle, featuring the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and violinist Christian Tetzlaff as a soloist. If you feel in the mood for Mozart, Beethoven, and Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night, it’d be just awesome to have your company! Introduction 7 pm at the Recital Hall, concert 8 pm.

Seasonal Music for Autumn

Now that the eleventh month has come, here is a suitable background music from my manufacture. Make yourself comfy, brew a cup of tea, and enjoy my piano piece November Lament. May all of you get through this gloomy, cold, and rainy season well!

First Performance: Tiefes Herz

On Friday, 28 October, Joanna Talarkiewicz, Sojeong Son and Hanna Raniszewska will premiere my composition Tiefes Herz, a setting of a Sarah Kirsch poem for voice, flute and piano, performed in a public masterclass of my dear colleague Karola Theill along with music by Lachner, Brahms, Saint-Saëns and Vaughan Williams. It’s going to be a delicate pleasure, and I’d be delighted to see you in the audience.

Taneyev, Scriabin, and Medtner

My recent writings on Russian music are now obtainable online. Make sure to read or download the papers soon—once they are printed, the publishers will have me take them down 😉 The Taneyev & Scriabin symphony essay is available in three different languages, while the papers on the Medtner sonatas, Opp. 11, 22, and 27, come in German or English only. My apologies for the language barrier—hope you appreciate my stuff anyway!