Lecture Recitals

Walter Levin founded the tradition of lecture recitals in 1991/92 at the Wissenschaftskolleg. These are usually carried out by former or current Composers-in-Residence - often in collaboration with solo artists or outstanding quartets.

The lecture recitals, held at irregular intervals, are open to the public.

  • January 11, 2017
    Alberto Posadas and Quatuor Diotima
    Liturgia Fractal: Dust, Algae, Lung Systems, and String Quartets

     
  • May 6, 2015
    Hans Thomalla, Nicolas Hodges (piano) and Ensemble LUX:NM
    Hans Thomalla: MOMENTSMUSICAUX

     
  • March 12, 2015
    Hans Thomalla (piano) und Lucas Fels (cello)
    Works of Toshio Hosokawa, Helmut Lachenmann and Hans Thomalla

     
  • December 10, 2014
    Lecture Recital Helmut Lachenmann and Trio Catch
    "Allegro Sostenuto" für Klarinette, Violoncello und Klavier (1986-1988)

     
  • November 26, 2014
    Lecture Recital András Schiff (piano) and Yuuko Shiokawa-Schiff (violine)
    Music for Friends - in memoriam Yehuda Elkana

     
  • June 11, 2014
    Lecture Recital Klaus Ospald and students of the Institute for Chamber Music of the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media
    Traumes Wirren (1995) für Klarinette, Violine und Klavier
    Wolkenwald, lokale Unebenheiten, Büchners Schatten (2004) für Streichquartett und Frauenstimme

     
  • April 30, 2014
    Lecture Recital Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Valérie Aimard (cello) and Diego Tosi (violine)
    Hommage à Elliot Carter - A Portrait

     
  • February 5, 2014
    Lecture Recital Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)
    The Renewal of Polyphony in the Piano Music of the last Century

     
  • June 5, 2013
    Lecture Recital Mark Andre, Yukiko Sugawara (piano), Eeva Rysä (cello) and Christian Hommel (oboe)
    Kompositorische Zwischenräume

     
  • April 24, 2013
    Lecture Recital Alfred Brendel and the Cuarteto Casals
    Franz Schubert: Streichquartett Nr. 15 G-Dur, D 887

     
  • December 19, 2012
    Lecture Recital Mauricio Sotelo and Gérard Mortier with Yun-Peng Zhao (violine)
    Oper in Madrid – heute

     
  • November 30, 2012
    Lecture Recital Helmut Lachenmann and the Quatuor Diotima
    Helmut Lachenmann: Streichquartett Nr. 3 Grido

     
  • May 30, 2012
    Lecture Recital Alfred Brendel
    Franz Liszt: Vom Überschwang zur Askese

     
  • May 7, 2012
    Lecture Recital Mauricio Sotelo, Quatuor Diotima and Cañizares (Flamenco-guitar)
    Mauricio Sotelo: Artemis, Como llora el agua und La Mémoire incendiée: la guitare

     
  • March 7, 2012
    Lecture Recital  Stefan Litwin
    Die Zweite Wiener Schule: Arnold Schönberg, Alban Berg und Anton Webern

     
  • December 12, 2011
    Lecture Recital  Helmut Lachenmann and the Quatuor Danel
    Anton Webern: Sechs Bagatellen für Streichquartett op. 9; Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett op. 74, „Harfenquartett“

     
  • June 29, 2011
    Lecture Recital Helmut Lachenmann with Yukiko Sugawara (piano) and Sarah Maria Sun (vocals)
    „Got lost“ – Musik für Stimme und Klavier

     
  • May 16, 2011
    Lecture Recital Stefan Litwin
    Ludwig van Beethoven: Die späten Klaviersonaten II: Sonate B-Dur, op. 106

     
  • December 6, 2010 
    Lecture Recital Stefan Litwin
    Ludwig van Beethoven: Die späten Klaviersonaten I: Sonate op. 101 A-Dur

     
  • November 3, 2010
    Lecture Recital Walter Levin with the Ariel String Quartet
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Streichquartett D-Moll, KV 421

     
  • April 26, 2010
    Lecture Recital Alfred Brendel
    Das umgekehrt Erhabene. Komische Möglichkeiten der Musik

     
  • January 13, 2010
    Lecture Recital Stefan Litwin und Hanns Zischler with the Ensemble Resonanz
    Für Imre Kertész

     
  • December 4, 2009
    Gipfeltreffen der Streichquartette am 85. Geburtstag von Walter Levin mit dem Amaryllis-Quartett, Cuarteto Casals, Gémeaux Quartett, Kuss Quartett, Cuarteto Quiroga und dem Zemlinsky Quartett

     
  • October 21, 2009
    Lecture Recital Jonathan Harvey with the Quatuor Diotima
    Jonathan Harvey: Streichquartette Nr. 2 und Nr. 3; Karol Szymanowsky: Streichquartett Nr. 2 op. 56; Béla Bartók: Streichquartett Nr. 3

     
  • May 13, 2009
    Lecture Recital Thomas Larcher with the Quatuor Diotima
    Thomas Larcher: Ixxu, Naunz, Antennen, Requiem für H. für Klavier, Madhares

     
  • April 1, 2009
    Lecture Recital Walter Levin with the Vogler Quartett and Isolde Siebert (soprano)
    Alban Berg: Lyrische Suite für Streichquartett

     
  • February 25, 2009
    Lecture Recital Toshio Hosokawa with the Lotos Quartett, Ryoko Aoki (vocals and dance) und Katharina Hanstedt (harp)
     Toshio Hosokawa: Matsukaze, Landscape I and Blossoming

     
  • January 27, 2009
    Lecture Recital Stefan Litwin with Salome Kammer (vocals)
    „Wirklich, ich lebe in finsteren Zeiten“ – Hanns Eislers Ästhetik des Widerstands

     
  • October 2, 2008
    Lecture Recital Jörg Widmann with the Minguet-Quarett and Gabriele Hierdeis (vocals)
    Jörg Widmann: Streichquartette

     
  • November 21, 2007
    Lecture Recital Walter Levin with the Amaryllis-Quartett
    Johannes Brahms: Streichquartett a-moll op. 51 Nr. 2

     
  • November 5, 2007
    Lecture Recital Eckart Runge and Jacques Ammon
    Cello Tango

     
  • June 13, 2007
    Lecture Recital Hans Zender with Angelika Luz (vocals) and the Athena Quartett
    Hans Zender: Mnemosyne – Hölderlin lesen IV

     
  • April 18, 2007
    Lecture Recital Stefan Litwin with Christoph Schröter (vocals)
    Robert Schumann: Klaviersonate op. 11, Fis-moll

     
  • February 28, 2007
    Lecture Recital Toshio Hosokawa with the Quatuor Diotima
    Toshio Hosokawa: Urbilder, Landscape I, Silent Flower

     
  • November 22, 2006
    Lecture Recital Walter Levin with the Cuarteto Casals
    Anton Webern: Fünf Sätze für Streichquartett Op. 5

     
  • May 3, 2006
    Lecture Recital Stefan Litwin
    Charles E. Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2 „Concord, Mass., 1840-1860“

     
  • March 8, 2006
    Lecture Recital Hans Zender with the Ensemble Recherche
    Hans Zender: Eigene Kompositionen

     
  • December 6, 2005
    Lecture Recital Walter Levin with the Gémeaux-Quartett
    Wittold Lutoslawski: Streichquartett (1964)

     
  • October 31, 2005
    Lecture Recital Josef Tal, Yehuda Elkana and Ulrich Eckhardt with Katharina Hanstedt (harp) and Igor Budinstein (viola)
    Begegnung mit Josef Tal

     
  • June 1, 2005
    Lecture Recital Jörg Widmann with Irene Russo (piano) and Carolin Widmann (violine)
    Jörg Widmann: Werke für Soloinstrumente

     
  • May 18, 2005
    Lecture Recital Mauricio Sotelo with the Artemis Quartett
    Mauricio Sotelo: Streichquartett Nr. 2

     
  • April 6, 2005
    Lecture Recital Walter Levin with the Quarteto Casals
    Alexander Zemlinski: 2. Streichquartett

     
  • January 19, 2005
    Lecture Recital Stefan Litwin
    Franz Schubert: Klaviersonate B-Dur, D. 960

     
  • May 12, 2004
    Lecture Recital Jörg Widmann with the Minguet-Quartett
    Jörg Widmann: Kompositionen

     
  • April 28, 2004
    Lecture Recital Walter Levin with the Kuss-Quartett
    Ludwig van Beethoven: Große Fuge für Streichquartett, B-Dur, op. 133

     
  • November 12, 2003
    Lecture Recital Stefan Litwin:
    Ludwig van Beethoven: Klaviersonate A-Dur, op.101

     
  • June 30, 2003
    Lecture Recital Isabel Mundry and Brice Pauset 
    Die Vorübergehenden

     
  • January 8, 2003
    Lecture Recital Walter Levin with the Kuss-Quartett
    Theodor W. Adorno: 12 Stücke für Streichquartett op. 2

     
  • June 12, 2002
    Lecture Recital Helmut Lachenmann with Wilhelm Bruck and Theodor Ross (guitars)
    Salut für Caudwell (1977) und Serynade (1998)

     
  • March 6, 2002
    Lecture Recital Walter Levin with the Kuss-Quartett
    Arnold Schönbergs 1. Streichquartett (1905)

     
  • April 26, 2001
    Lecture Recital Stefan Litwin 
    Musik als Geschichte – Geschichte als Musik

     
  • January 30, 2001
    Lecture Recital Walter Levin with Stefan Litwin (piano) 
    and the Artemis Quartett
    Mozart-Bearbeitungen von Fugen Johann Sebastian Bachs

     
  • May 31, 1999
    Lecture Recital Walter Levin with the Artemis Quartett
    György Ligeti: Streichquartett Nr. 2

     
  • May 16, 1999
    Lecture Recital  Walter Levin with the Artemis Quartett
    Arnold Schönberg: 2. Streichquartett (mit Sopranstimme)

     
  • June 11, 1998
    Lecture Recital Wolfgang Rihm with Ulf Hoelscher (violine) and Siegfried Mauser (piano) 
    Wolfgang Rihm: Diverse Werke

     
  • January 16, 1998
    Lecture Recital Walter Levin with the Artemis Quartett
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Streichquartett A-Dur, KV 464

     
  • March 4, 1997
    Lecture Recital Michael Gielen with Laura Aikin (vocals) and Marylin Barnett (piano)
    Alban Berg: Lulu

     
  • January 10, 1997 
    Lecture Recital Walter Levin with the Artemis Quartett
    Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett a-moll, op. 132

     
  • January 12, 1996
    Lecture Recital Walter Levin with the Artemis Quartett and Christine Whittlesey (Mezzosopran)
    Alban Berg: Lyrische Suite

     
  • January 13, 1995
    Lecture Recital  Walter Levin with the Vogler Quartett
    Ludwig van Beethoven: Große Fuge B-Dur, op. 133

     
  • January 7, 1994
    Lecture Recital Walter Levin with the Vogler Quartett
    Alexander von Zemlinsky: Streichquartett Nr. 2, op. 15

     
  • May 15, 1993
    Lecture Recital Walter Levin with the Vogler Quartett
    Johannes Brahms: Streichquartett Nr. 2, a-moll, op. 51

     
  • May 14, 1992
    Lecture Recital Walter Levin with the Minguet-Quartett
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Streichquartett d-moll, KV 421