The Weimar Republic: Germany 1918-1933
The Weimar Republic began as a bold German political experiment at the end of the First World War and lasted until the rise of Nazism. The era was marked by incredible intellectual productivity, with German artists making lasting contributions in the fields of literature, art, architecture, music, dance, drama, and film. Berlin, in particular, proved to be fertile ground for artists, including composers Kurt Weill and Paul Hindemith. Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen returns to explore this culturally explosive period and its contemporary resonances.