Das Treffen in Telgte
A musically-literary program
Helene Grass, Günter Grass – recitation
RIAS Kammerchor, Capella de la Torre (Katharina Bäuml)
conducted by Risto Joost
Catalog number: 21089
In his story “Das Treffen in Telgte” [“The meeting in Telgte”] Günter Grass has created a fable in which he describes the situation of literature from the point of view of a critical observer and commentator of the historical events. The story about an encounter between authors in 1647, which was initiated by the poet Simon Dach from Königsberg, takes place in a mill in Telgte, Westphalia, not far from Münster, where the Treaty ending the Thirty Year War was signed one year later.
After almost 30 years of war the plea for peace in the middle of the 17th century was the one which dominated all others. Whether in poetry or in music, it was omnipresent. (Bernhard Heß/ RIAS Kammerchor)
The author and his daughter, the actress Helene Grass, read from the story “Das Treffen in Telgte”. Poems and instrumental and vocal works by the 17th century poets and composers named in the text, such as Claudio Monteverdi, Heinrich Schütz, Michael Praetorius, Johann Crüger and Heinrich Albert, can also be heard.
“What we have heard today is a wonderful collaboration between words and music.”
A co-production of Deutschlandradio Kultur and Dreyer Gaido Musikproduktionen
Libretto with texts of Angelo Maria Rippelino, Julius Fucik, Jean-Paul Sartre, Paul Eluard, Wladimir Majakowskij, Henri Alleg and Bertolt Brecht
Intolleranza 1960 was Luigi Nono's first work for the opera stage and is a flaming protest against intolerance and oppression and the violation of human dignity. The year in the title refers to the time of the work's origin. It was commissioned for the 1969 Venice Biennale by its director Mario Labroca. The first performance was conducted by Bruno Maderna on 13 April 1961 at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. The premiere was disrupted by neo-fascists, who shouted "Viva la polizia" during the torture scene. Nono's opponents accused him of poisoning Italian music.
featuring: Jivan Gasparyan (Duduk), Rony Barrak (Darbouka), Morgenland Chamber Orchestra
Catalog number: 21073
The Syrian trio Hewar combines traditional Arabic music with jazz, scat and classical music, breaks open traditional genre borders and unifies elements of different musical cultures into a unique and distinctive sound. Hewar is the Arabian word for dialogue and for years now these three musicians have practised this, not just among themselves, but also with varying guests.
At the Morgenland Festival Osnabrück 2011 they performed together with the legendary Armenian Duduk player Jivan Gasparyan, the Lebanese Darbouka virtuoso Rony Barrak and the Morgenland Chamber Orchestra. Andreas Müller joined the ensemble as guest on the Double Bass. The concert was one of those rare musical highlights (Ludolf Bauke). It is now available on this recording.
Letters to a homeland – this is the title the musicians gave their CD.
The recording is dedicated to those people who have lost their lives in Syria in the past year.
"No one was able to express better my anger and sadness than the voice of Dima Orsho and the oud of Issam Rafea on that October day." Kinan Azmeh
Kinan Azmeh - clarinet
guest: Andreas Müller - double bass
"phenomenal" (Ludolf Baucke)