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SALZBURG FESTIVAL | CONCERT 2017

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks · Nagano

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Felsenreitschule

Performers: Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Howard Arman, Robert Blank, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Kent Nagano
Works by György Ligeti, Olivier Messiaen

Mozart Matinee · Gražinytė-Tyla

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Stiftung Mozarteum – Großer Saal

Performers: Christiane Karg, Martin Mitterrutzner, Michael Nagy, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
Works by Anton Bruckner, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert

musicAeterna 1 · Currentzis

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Felsenreitschule

Performers: Anna Prohaska, Katharina Magiera, Mauro Peter, Tareq Nazmi, musicAeterna Choir, Vitaly Polonsky, musicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis
Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Chamber Concert Hagen Quartett · musicAeterna Choir · Salzburger Bachchor · Currentzis

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Kollegienkirche

Performers: Hagen Quartet, musicAeterna Choir, Vitaly Polonsky, Salzburger Bachchor, Alois Glaßner, Teodor Currentzis
Works by Dmitry Shostakovich, Alfred Schnittke

Chamber Concert Cuarteto Casals · Levit · Hinterhäuser

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Stiftung Mozarteum – Großer Saal

Performers: Cuarteto Casals, Igor Levit, Markus Hinterhäuser
Works by Joseph Haydn, Olivier Messiaen

The Tallis Scholars · Klangforum Wien · Pomárico

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Kollegienkirche

Performers: Lukas Schiske, Björn Wilker, The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips, Katrien Baerts, Klangforum Wien, Emilio Pomàrico
Works by Gérard Grisey, Johannes Ockeghem

The Tallis Scholars · Phillips

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Kollegienkirche

Performers: The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips
Works by Josquin Desprez

Camerata Salzburg · BR Chor · Arman · Tamestit · Viotti

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Stiftung Mozarteum – Großer Saal

Performers: Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Howard Arman, Peter Peinstingl, Antoine Tamestit, Camerata Salzburg, Lorenzo Viotti
Works by Franz Schubert, Frank Martin, Alfred Schnittke, Anton Bruckner, Arthur Honegger

La Capella Reial · Le Concert des Nations · Savall

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Kollegienkirche

Performers: La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall
Works by Claudio Monteverdi

Wiener Philharmoniker · Haitink

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Grosses Festspielhaus

Performers: Vienna Philharmonic, Bernard Haitink
Works by Gustav Mahler

SALZBURG FESTIVAL BLOG

Ouverture spirituelle • Transfiguration

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  14:05 h;
posted in: Concert

( 11 Jan 2017 ) Sacred music, religiously inspired works and sounds which escape from earthly bonds will spark off one another in this year’s Ouverture spirituelle: from the vocal polyphony of the Renaissance to baroque, classical and romantic repertoire, and beyond, to the music of the twentieth century. 

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Concerts 2017

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:00 h;
posted in: Concert

( 7 Dec 2016 ) From the very beginning, concerts have been one of the three pillars of the Salzburg Festival’s programme, and the formal structure of the concert programmes has demonstrated great continuity over recent decades. 

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Louise Bourgeois, THE INSOMNIA DRAWINGS (March 19, 1995), 1994–1995 · Detail from 220 mixed media works on paper of varying dimensions · Daros Collection, Switzerland , © The Easton Foundation/Bildrecht, Wien, 2016

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‘His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as the light’, comments the Gospel of Matthew. The miraculous transfiguration of Jesus allowed the apostles to apprehend his divine nature, which transcended the boundaries of this world. Of all the arts, music may well most convincingly convey the feeling of an experience that goes beyond our material realm, promising a better state of being and the revelation of our true essence, freed from worldly constraints.
Sacred music, religiously inspired works and sounds which escape from earthly bonds will spark off one another in this year’s Ouverture spirituelle: from the vocal polyphony of the Renaissance to baroque, classical and romantic repertoire, and beyond, to the music of the twentieth century. With varying trajectories, the works chosen all revolve around the central idea of transfiguration. In Olivier Messiaen’s Transfiguration de Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ for soloists, chorus and orchestra – an explosion of ringing light and blazing sounds – the term even appears in the title. The radiance of this work emanates throughout the rest of the programme, perhaps reaching its greatest potency in sacred spaces and the darkness of night. For this reason, some concerts are removed from the usual hustle and bustle of the Festival and scheduled to begin at a later hour.
We shall also join Monteverdi’s Orpheus as he descends to the underworld to rescue Eurydice, and perhaps our own senses of perception will themselves be transfigured by music which depicts the crossing of this same final threshold – specifically, music from great last works fully completed or left unfinished, including Mozart’s Requiem, the Quatre Chants pour franchir le seuil by Gérard Grisey and Gustav Mahler’s Ninth Symphony with its dying final pages, in which the musical line is slowly extinguished.

Walter Weidringer
Translated by Sebastian Smallshaw


Disputationes
Scientific and philosophic colloquium as part of the Ouverture spirituelle · Herbert-Batliner-Europainstitut in cooperation with the Salzburg Festival · July 22 – July 26, 2017