After establishing his career and reputation in Berlin, Artur Schnabel was exiled from Germany by the rise of the Nazis. Although Schnabel went on to achieve great acclaim in the United States and western Europe, he never returned to the city where he had spent his formative years. In 2016, the spirit of Schnabel and his remarkable body of work returned to Berlin in a major commemorative concert by pianist Markus Pawlik and his musical collaborators, singer Dietrich Henschel and the Szymanowski String Quartet. The concert also featured projections by filmmaker Matthew Mishory and staged readings of Schnabel's letters by legendary German actor Udo Samel. The same program was also performed in Vienna.
This landmark classical music event was filmed for the RBB/Arte documentary film, Artur Schnabel: No Place of Exile. The program will be repeated around the world, beginning in 2018 at the Megève Festival Savoy Truffle in the French Alps.
Sunday, 11th September 2016, 5pm | Großer Sendesaal des rbb im Haus des Rundfunks
Wednesday, 14th September 2016, 7:30pm | RadioKulturhaus