Sunday, 5 March 2017
11.00 a.m., Musical reading in the
historic Eichenkranz Wörlitz
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
From countries near and far, travellers, princes, scholars and the educated classes came to experience in reality the body of ideas being discussed as "Enlightenment" in Europe on the eve of the Revolution. This mix of tolerance, the safeguarding of individual freedoms as well as the latest reforms in schooling was to be found in the realm of Prince Franz von Anhalt-Dessau, the man also responsible for the construction of the Wörlitzer Garden Kingdom and the Eichenkranz. Among the many visitors to the guesthouse, which was completed in 1787, were the romantic poets Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder, Ludwig Tieck, Friedrich Hölderlin and Novalis. Today the historic Eichenkranz is once again a popular venue for cultural events and gatherings.
The perfect surroundings, in other words, to celebrate Moses Mendelssohn and the Enlightenment.
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