Mysterious and beguiling sounds, intriguing and affecting stories: the festival’s Musik & Poesie section promises intimate and moving experiences.
22 July 2018 – 7.30 pm, Lake Studio
The Altenberg Trio from Vienna, a frequent guest at Bregenz Festival, looks at three composers who had to leave their home country, their heimat, and live in exile. Berthold Goldschmidt and Hans Gál both fled German-speaking countries under Nazi rule and found exile in England, while Polish composer Mieczysław Weinberg fled to Russia. Between the works, pianist and researcher Michael Haas, one of the most distinguished authorities on these composers, will provide a fascinating insight into working on Goldschmidt, among others. As a record producer, Haas is responsible for many discoveries and first recordings of their works, including the as yet only recording of Goldschmidt’s Beatrice Cenci.
violin Amiram Ganz
cello Christoph Stradner
piano Christopher Hinterhuber
Michael Haas in conversation with Olaf A. Schmitt
PRICE EUR 27
29 July 2018 – 7.30 pm, Lake Studio
Not just tango – at this event we go on a literary-musical journey in search of the legendary feminist writer Alfonsina Storni. Born in Switzerland in 1892, her parents emigrated to Argentina when she was aged four. She began writing at the age of 11 and later performed as a dancer and singer. Becoming the lover of a local politician, she got pregnant and brought her son up in the anonymity of Buenos Aires. As a journalist and lyric poetess she went on to become one of the most highly regarded female authors in Latin America. Thirty years after her death, Ariel Ramirez wrote the song Alfonsina y el mar in her memory. Sung by the likes of Mercedes Sosa, Plácido Domingo and Shakira, she lives on in it as a myth.
vocalist | narrator Christiane Boesiger
accordion | keyboard Christian Bakanic
percussion | hang Peter Rosmanith
PRICE EUR 27
5 August 2018 – 7.30 pm, Lake Studio
The intense collaboration between composer and interpreter is the common thread in this recital. The Austrian composer Thomas Larcher has written a song cycle with texts by Hans Aschenwald and Alois Hotschnig for British tenor Mark Padmore. Benjamin Britten’s vocal works were largely composed for his partner Peter Pears. Britten set the many-layered and dissonant poetry of Friedrich Hölderlin in the original German. John Donne’s metaphysical poetry from the late Elizabethan age is above all concerned with death. Mark Padmore gets to the heart of Britten’s moving music as few others do.
tenor Mark Padmore
piano Andrew West
PRICE EUR 27