Festival Dialogues 2014
AESTHETICISM AND BARBARIANISM. 1914 – 2014
Anniversary years! Commemorations abound in the arts, in political history, in our daily lives. We are always prisoners of time. Our possibilities of changing the facts of our origins are limited. Arts and artists – their interpretations and creations represent an important tool, oriented towards the future.
How can human dignity be defined, between aestheticism and barbarianism, in times of peace and in crisis situations?
Hans Richard Brittnacher (Specialist in German literature, Berlin): The last days of humanity
Bazon Brock (Aesthetician, philosopher, cultural theorist, Berlin / Wuppertal): Aestheticism and Barbarianism
Stefan Schmidl (Musicologist, Vienna): The world interpreted (A musical history of the world war)
Philipp Ther (Cultural scientist and historian, Vienna): Opera conflicts
Ulrich Leisinger (Musicologist, Salzburg) / Michael Fischer (Cultural scientist, legal and social philosopher, Salzburg): Don Giovanni
Antonia Eder (Literary scholar, Geneva): Rosenkavalier
Birgit Recki (Cultural philosopher, Hamburg): Adorno’s Mozart
Concept and organisation: Michael Fischer
A brochure containing all lecturers and events will be printed in the spring of 2014 and be published on www.festspielfreunde.at.