The devastation brought about by the Thirty Years' War is almost unimaginable: entire regions were depopulated by acts of war as well as by famine and epidemics. For its new CD Abend-Andacht, the ensemble Paper Kite has focused on the impact of this catastrophe on the history of mentalities and illuminated it from various perspectives in text and music.more
Marie Heeschen and her ensemble Paper Kite are dedicated to the evocative music created during or as a result of the Thirty Years' War.
Mahler's 10th Symphony in a different light: New works by Mark Andre and Philippe Manoury, among others, will be performed in December together with Mahler's unfinished Tenth in six concerts with the SWR Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Teodor Currentzis in Stuttgart, Hamburg, Freiburg, and Berlin.
Lukas Ligeti is the artistic director of the World New Music Days, which will took place in Africa for the first time in its centenary year from 24 November to 3 December - a unique opportunity for creative exchange: both the African audience and the guests from all over the world heard music they had never come into contact with before.
World premiere of the year: Vito Žuraj's first full-length opera Blühen came to the stage in Frankfurt in early 2023 under the musical direction of Michael Wendeberg and has now been named premiere of the year by Opernwelt magazine. In our interview, Vito Žuraj talks about his collaboration with librettist Händl Klaus, director Brigitte Fassbaender and the Ensemble Modern.