Tiroler Festspiele Erl - Musicabanda Franui
The Musicbanda Franui and the Bavarian Radio Choir meet for the first time. What unites them? The music of Gustav Mahler. While Franui uncovers the folk-musical sources of inspiration of Mahler and breaks down large orchestral songs to a pocket version, the Bavarian Radio Choir is particularly at home in his large-scale symphonic music. Together, the two ensembles will shed new light on Mahler's music in arrangements or "post-compositions" by Markus Kraler / Andreas Schett and Howard Arman - including their pre- and post-life. Beginning with the influences that shaped the young Mahler (for example, the songs of Carl Loewe), the evening will lead through Mahler's "Wunderhorn-Lieder" and his masterpiece "Das Lied von der Erde", which he wrote in Toblach, to 20th century Viennese songs and the Hollywood film sound influenced by Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Here and there - over and over again - Mahler's tones flash up ...
Gustav Mahler's path in life runs all of a sudden up to our days: "Where am I going?", it says at the end of the "Song of the Earth", "I'm going, I walked into the mountains. I seek peace for my lonely heart."
Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation
Management Howard Arman