Current Events at the Cowherds' Tower
Temporary Exhibition "Musical life in Frankfurt 1918-1933"
Opening November 5, 2021, 6 pm - SOLD OUT
Susanne Müller-Hornbach (violoncello)
Jee-Young Phillips (piano)
Bernhard Sekles: Sonate für Violoncello und Klavier d-Moll op. 28 (1919)
Paul Hindemith: Phantasiestück für Violoncello und Klavier op. 8 Nr. 2 (1917)
The temporary exhibition on the third floor of the Hindemith Kabinett in the Kuhhirtenturm sheds light on the diverse music scene in Frankfurt am Main between 1918 und 1933.
During the 1920s, Frankfurt was alongside Berlin probably one of the most important musical centres in Germany. At this time, the opera house with its outstanding soloists and conductors not only presented stage works from the regular repertoire, but also proved itself as a significant location for world premieres of new compositions. The music society Frankfurter Museums-Gesellschaft engaged renowned conductors including Willem Mengelberg, Wilhelm Furtwängler and Otto Klemperer. The development of contemporary music was fostered through unorthodox formats and forms of presentation. Professional training for musicians was also breaking new ground. All these innovative developments however came to an abrupt end with the beginning of the National Socialist dictatorship in 1933.
Hindemith Cabinet in the Cowherds' Tower
Große Rittergasse 118
60594 Frankfurt am Main
The exhibition concerning the life and work of Hindemith, presenting reproductions of numerous documents from the estate preserved in the Hindemith Institute in Frankfurt, leads visitors through the various life stations of the composer. The permanent exhibition is completed by a film as well as original exhibits including Hindemith's viola d’amore, a private photo album and his model railway. In addition, works of Hindemith interpreted by the composer himself can be heard at a media station.
Sunday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, groups also possible on other days by previous appointment
3 € / reduced: 1.50 €. Free admission for children and young people up to 18 years
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