In 1905, Maurice Ravel received a pretty unusual commission: Érard, a leading manufacturer of pianos and pedal harps, ordered a composition from him for its new, fully chromatic harp. It goes without saying that this was a very appealing proposition for the master of transparent and refined instrumentation in the French style. Ravel's »Introduction and Allegro« inevitably became a kind of counterpart to Debussy's »Danse sacrée et profane«, which the latter had likewise written for a harp builder – in this case, for Érard's competitor Pleyel. Was it due to Ravel's work that it was the Érard model of harp that caught on in the future?
Wolfgang Ritter flute
Gaspare Buonomano clarinet
Anaëlle Tourret harp
Barbara Gruszczynska violin
Johannes Strake violin
Jan Larsen viola
Christopher Franzius violoncello
Sonate für Flöte, Viola und Harfe
Sicilienne op. 78
Après un rêve op. 7/1
Introduction et Allegro für Flöte, Klarinette, Harfe und Streichquartett
Le cygne (Der Schwan) / aus: Le carnaval des animaux (Der Karneval der Tiere)
Romanze Des-Dur op. 37
Danse sacrée et danse profane / zwei Tänze für Harfe und Streichorchester
The Rolf-Liebermann-Studio was a Jewish temple until 1938. Destroyed in the Pogrom Night, ownership of the current Rolf-Liebermann-Studio passed over to the city authorities in 1941, and later to the former Northwest German Broadcasting, which arranged its conversion into a large concert hall. With its classical music concerts, readings, matinees and jazz concerts, the studio is one of the first ports of call for the culturally aware today.
Underground line U1 to Klosterstern
Bus 34 to Oberstraße
Bus 109 to Sophienterrassen
The studio can also be reached easily by car, however parking spaces in the area are very limited.
The main entrance and the concert hall itself are fully accessible for visitors with limited mobility.
The hall also has an audio induction loop in place for visitors with hearing impairments.