Into the sea, into the deep sea
with Götz Payer (piano)
Lieder by Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert, Edward Grieg, Jean Sibelius and other composers.
The sea has been a common theme in literature for centuries. Sometimes it stands for all things sinister and dramatic, at others for unrelenting loneliness and danger. At the same time it is a symbol of nature, its peace and serenity and of the uncertain and the concealed. In poetry, the sea is often a place of yearning and sometimes the place of death. Like love it is elementary and deep, like passion it is tumultuous. Each Lied on the programme has been chosen so that, detached from its original context, it can be understood as part of an ongoing story set at sea.
War & Peace
with Ensemble il capriccio (direction: Friedemann Wezel)
The cantata Il pianto di Maria, a cantata formerly attributed to Handel is the guiding thread of this programme. Lamento arias by baroque masters are combined with contemporary works, contrasting and merging into each other. In this way the topos ‘war and peace’ and man’s analysis of harm and mortality find musical expression.