Watch here an episode of Thomas’ Music Room, an interactive music channel for children and other childlike souls.This time Thomas Dausgaard and me discover the Romanian folk dances by Béla Bartók anew. Enjoy!
Be in peace. … More Be in peace. In memoriam my father.
A text about the question: “Why crucifixion?” inspired by the music of J.S. Bach connecting the music of his St Matthew Passion and Rembrandt’s “The Three Crosses” … More Happy birthday, Bach! Reflections on the St Matthew Passion and the question: why crucifixion?
About silence in music.
A conversation between me and Thomas Dausgaard. … More About silence in music. In conversation with Thomas Dausgaard.
A text about unconditional love combining the second movement of Bruckner’s 6th symphony and Delaunay’s “Simultaneous Contrasts”. … More Unconditional love. Bruckner and Delaunay II
What is love? A text about love combining the second movement of Bruckner’s 5th symphony and Delaunay’s “Circular Forms, Sun No. 1” … More The sun of love. Bruckner and Delaunay.
Panta rhei. The flow of life. What remains if everything changes? Goethe’s “Eins und Alles” combined with Sibelius and Delaunay. … More Panta rhei.
A text about the colour red combining the first movement of Nielsen’s 2nd symphony and my own painting. … More Nielsen’s red.
What is it, seriousness? Why in music?
A text combining Sokolov’s interpretation of Chopin’s C Minor Etude and Turner’s “Sea View” … More About seriousness in music
Martin’s stopping of time. A text about a big “Yet!” combining my own recording of Martin’s Ballade with the Bamberger Symphoniker with Klee’s “Rosengarten”. … More Frank Martin’s rose garden
Music of my childhood in my own recording with the Bamberger Symphoniker. A text about the warm rays of the sun in Chaminade’s Flute Concertino combined with Van Gogh’s “Wheatfield with a Reaper”. … More Cécile Chaminade and the sun
A text about the light of Christmas combining Bach’s Choral “Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht!” and Olafur Eliasson’s “Tate modern weather project”. … More The light of Christmas
What is mercy for you?
Bach’s Choral “Seid froh” from his Christmas Oratorio combined with Rembrandt’s “Return of the Prodigal Son”. … More Mercy
A playlist about winter combining music by Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and many more with own texts and Kandinsky’s “Das Bunte Leben”. … More A Winter Playlist
A text about fear and resurrection combining Mozart’s Requiem and Rembrandt’s “Supper at Emmaus”. … More Fear and Resurrection. Mozart’s Requiem.
A text about our reasons and motives to do things combining Borodin’s Overture to “Prince Igor” and Kandinsky’s “Reitendes Paar”. … More Why are we doing what we are doing? Borodin’s Overture to Prince Igor.
A text about Mozart’s gift to us combining his Piano Concerto No. 23 in A and Van Gogh’s “Starry night over the Rhone”. … More Who are we? Mozart’s gift to us.
A text about width combining the Presto from Bartok’s 1st Suite, a poem by Morgenstern and Sibelius’ “Andante festivo”. … More Width. Bartok’s and Sibelius’ musical paintings.
A text about joy combining Bartok’s 1st Suite and Lorenz’ “Aufbruch”. … More Joy! The beginning of Bartok’s 1st suite
A text about the wearing of a mask as a door to a philosophical question combining Nielsen’s Overture to his opera “Maskarade” and Hermans’ “Masquerade”. … More A masquerade. Nielsen’s Overture to his opera ”Maskarade” newly associated.
Brahms’ Hungarian Dances arranged by Thomas Dausgaard freely associated with texts by Eichendorff, Rilke, Trakl and others combined with a foto.
An invitation for ears and eyes. … More Connections. Brahms’ Hungarian Dances arranged by Thomas Dausgaard freely associated.
A text about humaneness relating to Charlie Chaplin and my foto. … More What is humaneness?
A text about the How? and the Why? in life combining Jan Johansson’s “Visa från Utanmyra” with a foto. … More About answers.
A text about quietness combining an own poem with Rachmaninov’s Vesper “Blessed is the Man” and a foto of the Interior rose at Strasbourg Cathedral. … More Quietly. Rachmaninov’s Vesper.
A text about a stormy life combining an own poem with Rachmaninov’s 2nd piano concerto and Van Gogh’s “Wheatfield under thunderclouds”. … More A stormy life. Rachmaninov’s 2nd piano concerto.
A text about simplicity combining Brahms’ Händel-Variations for piano with Beethoven, an own poem and Van Gogh’s “Seascape near Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer”. … More Simplicity. Brahms’ Händel-Variations for piano.
A text about wonders combining Schubert’s Impromptu No. 2 by Dinu Lipatti with a poem by Hilde Domin and Franz Marc’s “Vögel”. … More Wonders.
Associations about transience combining a poem by Rilke, my own recording of Bach’s Partita in C minor, an own foto and poem and Dinu Lipatti’s interpretation of Bach-Hess’ Chorale “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring”. … More Transience.
A text about time combining the Finale of Mahler’s 10th symphony, Olga Tokarczuk’s “The lost soul” and Kandinsky’s “Color study” from 1913. … More About real time. The Finale of Mahler’s 10th symphony.
A text about our fears and feelings combining Brahms’ “Gesang der Parzen” with Rubens’ “Three Parcae”, Kandinsky’s “Komposition IV” and a poem by Rilke. … More Brahms’ ‘Gesang der Parzen’, ‘Song of the Fates’. About our fears. About feelings.
A text about authenticity combining the 1st movement of Mahler’s 7th symphony with an own picture. … More Authenticity. Mahler’s 7th symphony overture.
Associations about our soul combining Hubert Harry’s interpretation of Bach’s Chorale “Sanctify us by Thy Goodness” with an own poem and a foto. … More The pearl.
Associations about the topic farewell combining Strauss’ “Im Abendrot” from his Four Last Songs sung by Jessye Norman with the poem “Im Abendrot” by Eichendorff, an own poem and Van Gogh’s “Wheatfield with Setting Sun”. … More Farewell. Strauss’ ‘Im Abendrot’.
Associations about hope combining Gilels’ interpretation of Bach-Siloti’s Prelude in B minor, an own poem, Sibelius’ Andante festivo, a text by a Jewish Prisoner in a Concentration Camp and an own foto. … More Hope.
Associations about Apollo combining a song by Paolo Conte, Matisse’s “Dance”, the “Second Delphic Hymn to Apollo”, Rilke’s “Archaic Torso of Apollo” and a picture of a “Male torso”. … More Hymn to Apollo.
A text about dream and reality combining a soundtrack of Studio Ghibli and Van Gogh’s “The Mulberry Tree”. … More Dream and reality. Studio Ghibli’s ‘Castle in the sky’.
Associations about “Two in One” combining Monet’s “Argenteuil” with Lakmé’s “Duo des fleurs” and an own poem. … More Two in One.
Associations about a sign of the Divine. Mendelssohn’s “Hear Ye, Israel” and Rembrandt’s “Supper at Emmaus”. … More A sign of the Divine. Rembrandt’s two “Supper at Emmaus”& Mendelssohn’s “Hear Ye, Israel”.
An introduction to Rachmaninov’s fantastic symphonic dances. … More Dancing. Rachmaninov’s fantastic symphonic dances.
A text about sorrow combining Liù’s Aria from Puccini’s “Turandot” with Van Gogh’s “Sorrowing Old Man (‘At Eternity’s Gate’) and the Lacrimosa from Mozart’s Requiem. … More Sorrow. Turandot’s Liù.
Associations about Be(e)ing combining own photos with Bach’s Lute Suite, Hilde Domin’s poem “Im Regen geschrieben” and the end of Mozart’s Jupiter symphony. … More Be(e)ing.
Do we live our life in circles?
A journey in three art forms. … More Circles. Through Kandinsky, Mozart and Rilke.
A text about the colour blue combining Cézanne’s “Lac d’Annecy” with music from Mozart’s “Magic Flute”, Rilke and Van Gogh’s “Starry night over the Rhone”. … More The colour blue. Through Cézanne, Rilke, Van Gogh and Mozart.
A text about coincidences combining Schiller’s “Don Carlos” with the first movement of Schumann’s “Kreisleriana” and Rembrandt’s “Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee”. … More About coincidences.
A text about humaneness combining Rembrandt’s self-portrait with Bach Chorals by Dinu Lipatti and a text by Khalil Gibran. … More Rembrandt and humanity.
A text about freedom combining Bruckner’s 4th Symphony with an interview by Herbert Blomstedt and an own photo. … More Freedom. Bruckner’s 4th.
Associations about pain combining Strauss’ “Zueignung”, a song from Schumann’s “Paradies und die Peri”, texts by Gibran and Rilke and Kandinsky’s “Mit und Gegen”. … More About pain.
Associations about creation combining Kodály’s “Evening song” with a poem by Rilke and an own photo. … More Creation. Esti dal.
A text about darkness combining the beginning of Mahler’s 6th symphony with an own photo. … More About darkness. Mahler’s 6th.
Associations about Love combining an own poem with Schubert’s Impromptu No. 2 by Dinu Lipatti, Bach’s “Wachet auf! ruft uns die Stimme” by György Cziffra and an own photo. … More Love.
A text about infinity combining Hubert Harry’s interpretation of Bach’s Chorale “Sanctify us by Thy Goodness” with an own foto. … More Infinity.
Literature and music. How far can we combine them? Where is the limit of word, where is the limit of music? A musical lecture combining music and texts in a complementing way. … More Literamusic. A musical lecture.
What is beauty? What is beautiful in this world? Associations about beauty in form of a musical lecture in A minor with texts. … More About beauty, in A minor. A musical lecture.
Associations about eternity combining Ravel’s “Pavane pour une infante défunte” with a text by Khalil Gibran and an own foto. … More Eternity.
What does death mean?
A musical lecture in form of a playlist with texts. … More About death. A musical lecture.