A New Year What is it, a new year? What is new in a year? Can a year be new? It is just a number. A number out of many numberswe have in our lifes. It is about something bigger, this celebration of the new year. It is a celebration in hope. Hope that the … More New Year’s celebration
While listening to Mozart’s Requiem I came thinking of fear and resurrection.Listen to this incredible music and let me invite you to read my following text. Mozart: Requiem, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Sir Colin Davis: What is resurrection? Is it the abstract imagination of going to heaven? Or is it happening among all of … More Fear and Resurrection. Mozart’s Requiem.
Mozart used minor tonality seldomly in his compositions but when he did, it is incredibly expressive. I have barely heard deeper expression of sorrow or sadness than in Mozart’s minor passages. Whilst in his major tonality colours Mozart’s music expresses a joy which couldn’t be more joyful to me. It comes often with a seriousness, … More Who are we? Mozart’s gift to us.
Puccini’s opera ‘Turandot’ ends in the original with the aria of the slave girl Liù. She is in love with an ‘Unkown Prince’, but he fell in love with ‘La Principessa’ Turandot, a cold and cruel impératrice. Turandot lets Liù be tortured to get the real name of the unknown prince. But Liù doesn’t give … More Sorrow. Turandot’s Liù.
Bach Lute Suite in C minor IV. Gigue – V. Double by Franz Halász: Im Regen geschriebenvon Hilde Domin Wer wie die Biene wäre, der die Sonne auch durch den Wolkenhimmel fühlt, die den Weg zur Blüte findet und nie die Richtung verliert, dem lägen die Felder in ewigem Glanz, wie kurz er auch lebte, … More Be(e)ing.
Do we live our life in circles? A journey in three art forms. Mozart symphony No. 40 G-minor: III. Menuetto. Allegretto-Trio: From Rilke’s ‘Book of Hours’: I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world. I may not complete this last one but I give myself to it. I circle around … More Circles. Through Kandinsky, Mozart and Rilke.
The colour blue is very special to me. I don’t know how you feel but there is something in it that lets me sink into it. It lets me connect to myself. In the year 1907 Rainer Maria Rilke visited a memorial exhibition of works by Cézanne in Paris. For Rilke Cézanne had a major … More The colour blue. Through Cézanne, Rilke, Van Gogh and Mozart.
Strauss: ‘Zueignung’ by Jessye Norman: PainPain is an unseen and powerful hand that breaks the skin of the stone in order to extract the pulp. Kahlil Gibran Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri ‘Jetzt sank des Abends gold’ner Schein’: Quiet friend who has come so far, feel how your breathing makes more space around you. … More About pain.
Literature and music.How far can we combine them?Where is the limit of word, where is the limit of music?For me words engrave into stone where music withdraws from the concrete. Music begins where words are fully exhausted.Both together can create something bigger. I created a ‘musical lecture’ which combines music and texts in a chronological … More Literamusic. A musical lecture.
What is beauty? What is beautiful in this world? Let yourself be led on a journey in A Minor. I created a ‘musical lecture’ which combines music and texts in a chronological order, like a playlist. The texts and music are complementing each other. Click on the spotify button below for the playlist and on … More About beauty, in A minor. A musical lecture.