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Christian Schmitt plays with members of the orchestra

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Konzerthalle Bamberg: Joseph Keilberth SaalMußstr. 1, Bamberg, Bayern, 96047, Alemania
El domingo 26 enero 2020 at 17:00
Christian SchmittÓrgano
Ulrich BiersackFlauta
Ulrich WittelerViolonchelo
Andrei GodikOboe

In choosing not to compose “à la mode”, Frank Martin, who was born in Geneva in 1890, consciously set himself apart from many of his contemporaries. His Sonata da chiesa, premiered in 1939, draws on the figures and compositional techniques of the baroque era, but goes far beyond the formal framework of the traditional church sonata. Karl Höller, who was born in 1907 as the son of the Bamberg cathedral organist, once said: “My experience of music began with the organ, Bach and Gregorian chant.” His composition develops the religious folk song “Schönster Herr Jesus” from musical fragments before transitioning into free declamatory improvisations full of romantic abandon. Song-like and scherzo-like sections alternate before the superb work ascends to celestial heights and gradually fades away. Britten’s enchanting “Six Metamorphoses after Ovid” are studies of characters from Greek mythology, including Pan, Phaeton and Bacchus – depicted in all their playfulness and tenderness, their humour and compassion. This fascinating work was first performed in 1951 at the famous Aldeburgh Festival – not in a concert hall, however, but outside in nature: the oboist played in a boat on the water, and the audience heard, as Britten had intended, a combination of the sounds of nature and music. In Meyerbeer’s opera “Le Prophète”, the rebel Anabaptists sing: “Return to us, to the healing waters, you wretches!” In 1850, Franz Liszt took this dark, threatening chorale “Ad nos, ad salutarem undam” as the source material for his colossal organ piece – which he himself referred to as the “Prophet Fugue” and which will made an indelible impression on everyone who hears it.

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