This concert looks at those who flipped the other side of the coin from those honoured in the festival’s opening concert. The programme pays tribute to the bastards, orphans and castaways who achieved success against all odds by overcoming trials and tribulations, and who helped others by living with great compassion and empathy.
We will hear Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge, which was written following the failed suicide attempt of his nephew and adopted son Karl von Beethoven (pictured below); and music by Rebecca Clarke who was shunned by her father after criticising his extra-marital affairs. The theme of being a caretaker and Samaritan for an unwanted child is also central motif in Richard Demel’s poem Verklärte Nacht.
As a special treat, the orphaned Karlheinz Stockhausen’s complete Tierkreis (Zodiac) will be performed by an ensemble featuring nearly all of the festival’s artists as well as dancer Heather Ware and performance artist Denise Clarke.
Ludwig van Beethoven – Grosse Fuge op. 133
Karlheinz Stockhausen – Tierkreis
Rebecca Clarke – Dumka, duo concertante for violin, viola and piano
Arnold Schönberg – Verklärte Nacht op. 4
Medverkande: Liza Ferschtmann, Anders Kjellberg nilsson, Yura Lee, Lilli Maijala, Jakob Koranyi, Giovanni Gnocchi, Peter Friis Johansson