Universal Edition - Krenek’s Symphonic Elegy for Webern

Krenek’s Symphonic Elegy for Webern

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 09 June 2015

Ernst Krenek (c) PfeiferThe Zürcher Kammerorchester will perform Ernst Krenek’s Symphonic Elegy tonight under Thomas Zehetmair at the Tonhalle Zürich.

The motivation behind this composition was the tragic death of Anton Webern on 15 September 1945.

After hearing about Anton Webern’s death on 15 September 1945, Krenek processed his shock and grief in January 1946 in his American exile.

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