The composer at the organ: Pre-Rehearsal
for the newSacred Concert for violin and organ
"Humanité" (in occasion
of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation) at the Ladegast-Orgel
in Naunhof. The World Premiere of the
new work will be in March 2018 on the Norwegian
Festival of Church Music in Oslo. The
organ of the Oslo Cathedral will be played by the
Norwegian organist Espen Melbø, the solo part will be played by the Israelian
Castle Night on
Hubertusburg Castle (Saxony), 10th June 2017:
Romantic Music at the historical Steinway Grand Piano in the "Versailles of
Markkleeberg (White House), 28th May 2017:
Piano Recital with works of Liszt, Liszt-Wagner and Hannes Pohlit
the sold-out Mirror Hall at the white Bluethner Grand Piano.
Hannes Pohlit will play a recital in the famous BLUETHNER
in the White House Markkleeberg in May 2017 with works by Franz Liszt,
Liszt-Wagner and Hannes Pohlit (Paraphrases
for the Verlaine-Duo with Sima Tirov
Hannes Pohlit conducts a
concert of the Thueringen Symphony Orchestra
Saalfeld-Rudolstadt with works of young composers (5. 11. 2016).
The study score of
IL VENTO is now published by the Friedrich Hofmeister Music Publisher
and can be ordered in music shops and from the publisher.
Ordering Number: FH 8033
Piano recital with works
of Franz Liszt
World Premiere of NEL
per Clarinetto di bassetto e quartetto d'archi
H. P. with the
Ravel-Ensemble (Soloists of the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra):
Seulki Ha (Viola), Markus Beul (Cello), Joowon Park (Violin II), Martin
(Basset Clarinet), Shinkyung Kim (Violin I)
New work for Basset clarinet and string quartet: NEL
per Clarinetto di bassetto e quartetto d'archi
World premiere: 23rd April 2016, Bamberg
Martin Bewersdorff, Basset Clarinet and the Ravel-Ensemble (Dortmund)
10. August 2015
Premiere of FAUST_EINS (J. W. Goethe, Faust - The Tragedy's First Part)
with the stage music for soloists, mixed choir and orchestra by Hannes Pohlit
at the Thueringen State Theatre Rudolstadt with the Thueringen Symphony
conducted by Maestro Oliver Weder.
Interview with Hannes Pohlit in the Middle German Broadcast Television
(2nd February 2015).
Preparing the edition of IL VENTO: The score will be published by
the Friedrich Hofmeister
Music Publisher in november 2014.
Review about his activities as a composer in
residence at the festival "Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte"
in Montepulciano/Tuscany (World Premiere of "Il
Vento" for large orchestra, "A-d-a" for string trio
and "Les cloches" for piano trio)
Hannes Pohlit receives a composition commission by the
Theatre of Rudolstadt/Thuringia for the
New-Staging of J. W. Goethe's "Faust - The
tragedy's First Part" with choir and orchestra. The
commission includes the new-composing of famous songs
and choir scenes of the play. Under the
direction of Steffen Mensching and the musical
leading of Oliver Weder play the ensemble of the
Theatre Rudolstadt and the Thuringia Symphony
Saalfeld-Rudolstadt. The premiere will be in
Portrait in the "Leipziger Volkszeitung"
2014/July and August
Hannes Pohlit will be a invited composer of the famous "Cantiere Internazionale
d'Arte" at Montepulciano/Tuscany which was
founded by Hans Werner Henze in 1976. As
composing commission and as the main world premiere
of the Cantiere, the sinfonietta "Il Vento"
("The Wind") will be performed in the 2nd
Symphony Concert on 30th July.
In the chamber concert "Affrontare Henze"
on 31th July will be the world premiere of his piano
"Les Lumières de la nuit" and of his string trio
Read the introduction essay of the composer for the
"Affrontare Henze" concert:
is a honour for me, to present my music in one concert together with the
music of Hans Werner Henze,
who I admire the most among all composers. His music
is for me a role model and the artistic scale.
Through the study of his scores I have learnt the
essence for my own composing technic. Despite all the
cultural pessimism of our time is Henze’s musical œuvre
the proof, that beauty and passion in music not
only belong to past times, but can have got
furthermore their contemporary musical language, which
covers topics, ideas and the (often complicate)
feelings of the modern human. I am sure that the music
history will put him in the first rank as the
outstanding master of the 20th century and that his
for the development of tonality in the next decades
will be greatly recognized in the music science. He
was also a man with a great idea of humanity and his life is a great
example of courage and generosity.
Henze has rescued the music: He has created a bridge
between the music of the 19th century and the music
of the 20th century. Because of him there is no more
“break” or “limitation” between “music” and “modern
music”, because of him there exists a direct line
from Wagner to our time. I believe therefore, that my own
music builds up on Henze’s harmonic. Because I do
not compose with the twelve-tone technique, I understand
music as inside of a complex-extended tonality,
within there are different colour-differentiated layers and
which can – as a mesh of fine nerves – let sound
all expression values of the human soul."
The first volume of Paraphrases de Tango is
now available in the Friedrich
Hofmeister Music Publisher.
the contours of a picture, fading in the course of
time, the laconical form and clear
rhythmic structure of
the classical Tango appear in many
of these pieces in a
transfigured lyrical way:
transmitted in the atmosphere
of the past musical salon, of which
they do not originate
in reality, but to which sensitive
pianists and ambitioned
amateurs can lead them."
The twelve pieces of this collection continue the romantical tradition
of the virtuoso piano
paraphrase, which received its peak during the 19th
century due to Franz Liszt’s (1811-1886)
paraphrases, opera fantasies and bravour pieces. As a
doubled hommage, they combine the
chromatic melodic of Tango-master Carlos Gardel
(1890-1935) and the brilliant piano style
of Franz Liszt.
The composer presented his work at the Leipzig Book
Fair in a well-frequented show by the
Friedrich Hofmeister Music Publisher.
More informations about the work and short audio exerpts
you can find here.
Hannes Pohlit receives a composition commission for a
new work for symphony orchestra by the festival Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte di Montepulciano.
The premiere will be performed in july 2014 in the
2nd symphony concert of the famous festival by the
symphony orchestra of the Royal Northern College of
Music Manchester under the direction of Maestro
2013/September and October
Hannes Pohlit performs three solo recitals with piano
works of Richard Wagner und Franz Liszt.
Hannes Pohlit plays the world premiere of three
pieces from his "Paraphrases de Tango" in the
Bluethner charity concert at the Handelsboerse
Begin of the collaboration with the Friedrich
Hofmeister Music Publisher, Leipzig.
Most of Hannes Pohlit's works will be published by
the well-known publisher.
Hannes Pohlit conducts a concert with chamber
orchestra of the University of Music Leipzig with works of
Franz Schreker (Five songs for contralto voice),
Hugo Wolf, Franz Liszt (in occasion of List's 200th anniverary
the premiere of Hannes Pohlit's Orchestration of "Via
crucis") and the world premiere of "Contemplations" for
Solo Cello and chamber orchestra.
World premiere of Hannes Pohlit's orchestral
paraphrase "La Chapelle de François Liszt"
(commissioned by the Thuringen Symphony Orchestra
in occasion of the "Franz Liszt year 2011")