Marie Heeschen and her ensemble Paper Kite are dedicated to the evocative music created during or as a result of the Thirty Years' War.

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.

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In 2019, Wergo released a portrait CD including Anssi Karttunen’s recordings of Hans Werner Henze’s English Love Songs with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Oliver Knussen.