Johann Sebastian Bach has often been called the "Alpha and Omega of music". So it is only logical that two of his touching chorales frame this programme, which takes a religious-spiritual look at life and its stages. In Tōru Takemitsu, the Japanese composer, a poem by Emily Dickinson becomes the occasion to reflect on the beauty and cruelty of nature. The Estonian Arvo Pärt expresses a plea for peace of almost archaic beauty. Felix Mendelssohn, on the other hand, laments the early death of his beloved sister Fanny with an almost orchestral string quartet in which rebellion and resignation are in conflict.
The concert is part of the focus point "Ideal Ensembles".
Concert without intermission