The Thomas de Hartmann Project Presents: More Than a Remarkable Collaboration
October 8, 2011
Pianist Elan Sicroff and violinist Katharina Paul perform the music of Thomas de Hartmann, including his collaboration with Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff. Join us for a musical journey to inaccessible places. Sicroff and Paul continue their sold out 2011 European Tour. From the moment he met the painter Wassily Kandinsky in Munich at the turn of the 20th century, Thomas de Hartmann aimed to express different aspects of the spiritual path through his musical compositions. The music of Thomas de Hartmann is more than merely his most remarkable collaboration, unique in the annals of music composition, with Gurdjieff. A celebrated composer prior to meeting Mr. Gurdjieff, de Hartmann’s prodigious output after his time with Gurdjieff includes four symphonies, the opera Esther, concerti for piano, violin, flute, and doublebass; a large body of chamber and vocal music, and many pieces for solo piano. He composed more than fifty film scores in the 1930s under the pseudonym Thomas Kross.