Saturday, 25 February 2017
2.30 p.m., Musical reading in the
Christian-Wolff-Haus, City Museum Halle (Saale)
Freedom of Belief
First part of a journey through time and music exploring the history of Saxony-Anhalt
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach,
Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann,
Max Reger and Heitor Villa-Lobos
Recitation: Anja Schiffel Text: Lars-Thade Ulrichs
Peter Bruns and students of his cello class at the "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" College of Music in Leipzig
One frequently hears the name Christian Wolff, one of the spiritual fathers of the Enlightenment, in connection with Moses Mendelssohn. Thus it makes perfect sense to incorporate the City Museum of Halle (the former residence of Christian Wolff) into the Kurt Weill Festival. Today the museum is a meeting place for philosophical education and discourse. In 2017 we invite you to enjoy a three-part concert series that illuminates the most important impulses behind the Reformation, the Enlightenment and the artistic period known as Classic Modernism.
During the concert Anja Schiffel will recite texts by the philosopher Lars-Thade Ulrich in her clear and impressive voice. Following the Festival tradition of supporting young musicians, students of the Leipzig College of Music will explore the musical connections between the Baroque period and the modern era together with the internationally celebrated cellist Prof. Peter Bruns.
The first part of this series looks at Martin Luther and his work to reform the authoritarian ecclesiastical system.
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