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SALZBURG FESTIVAL | CONCERT 2017

Mozart Matinee · Gražinytė-Tyla

Stiftung Mozarteum – Großer Saal

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

Chamber Concert Cuarteto Casals · Levit · Hinterhäuser

Stiftung Mozarteum – Großer Saal

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

The Tallis Scholars · Klangforum Wien · Pomàrico

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

Kollegienkirche

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

Camerata Salzburg · BR Chor · Arman · Tamestit · Viotti

Stiftung Mozarteum – Großer Saal

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

La Capella Reial · Le Concert des Nations · Savall

Kollegienkirche

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

Wiener Philharmoniker · Haitink

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