Sunday, 26 February 2017
2.30 p.m., Festival Café / MDR Kultur
in the Radisson Blu Fürst Leopold Hotel Dessau
In discussion with
Prof. Michael Kaufmann
Moderation: Grit Schulze & Stefan Lang
Serious music? Popular music? For Kurt Weill there really was no difference: As he once wrote: "There is only good and bad music". Prof. Michael Kaufmann, Director of the Kurt Weill Festival since 2009, shapes his programmes to reflect Weill's ethos, producing challenging yet entertaining festival events. Kaufmann wishes to present a lively musical culture that firmly places Kurt Weill in the context of his contemporaries as well as in the region of Dessau-Anhalt.
The moderators at this Festival Café will ask him to explain what this concept implies and why it has been so successful.
In cooperation with
MDR Kultur and Deutschlandradio.