Manfred Trojahn premiere at "Nuova consonanza" in Rome
Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Le ceneri di Gramsci (Gramsci’s Ashes), is the starting point of Manfred Trojahn’s latest work for baritone and ensemble. A visit to Antonio Gramsci’s grave in Rome, the guiding intellectual force of the Italian Communists, became the starting point for a contemplation of ideology and passion. Dietrich Henschel and the ensemble Musikfabrik, conducted by Peter Rundel, give the first performance of the monodrama on 13 December 2013 in Rome at the “Nuova consonanza” Festival. The Austrian premiere takes place on 18 December in Vienna.