Friday, 3 March 2017
7.30 p.m., Musical reading in the
Christian-Wolff-Haus, Halle City Museum (Saale)
The Freedom to Philosophize
Second part of a journey through time and music exploring the history of Saxony-Anhalt
Music by Johann Friedrich Reichardt,
Ludwig van Beethoven, Fanny Mendelssohn and
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Recitation: Anja Schiffel Text: Lars-Thade Ulrichs
Students of the "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy"
College of Music, Leipzig
Here we find the spiritual heart of the Kurt Weill Festival 2017. In "Conviviality and the freedom to philosophize", the great thinker Christian Wolff invites us to come together to freely exchange our ideas. It is not the answers but rather the questions that help us develop. One could argue that the Enlightenment is continuing until today, since the topics of that age – freedom of belief, education, tolerance, and free trade – are still highly relevant. These must always be renegotiated and fought over.
This evening's composers are closely linked to Enlightenment ideals. Felix Mendelssohn and his sister Fanny were only able to enjoy prominent careers due to the work of great educators and philosophers such as their grandfather, Moses Mendelssohn. Beethoven's music breathes the spirit of freedom and the French Revolution: Only very few composers have had such a transformative influence on the work of later generations. An evening that sets us on the path to the Classic Modernist period and to Kurt Weill.
In cooperation with the
City Museum Halle (Saale) and the
"Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" College of Music in Leipzig.
With kindly support of the
First part again on 25.02.2017 - V04 First part again on 26.02.2017 - V10 First part again on 26.02.2017 - V13
Second part again on 03.03.2017 - V27 Second part again on 04.03.2017 - V32 Second part again on 05.03.2017 - V33
Third part again on 10.03.2017 - V44 Third part again on 11.03.2017 - V48 Third part again on 11.03.2017 - V51