17.08.2019 Of Foreign Lands and People
Robert Schumann: Scenes of Childhood (Kinderszenen), Op. 15
Frédéric Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op. 28
Mengyi Yang, piano
Venue: House of Culture Freiburg (Shafagh Nosrati),
Untere Lindenstr. 3,
Begin: 7:30 p.m. (admission from 7:00 p.m. onwards)
A small donation for the artist and for the sake of continuation of this petite but fine concert series is highly appreciated.
The House of Culture Freiburg is extremely pleased to announce that fabulous pianist Mengyi Yang will fill the wonderful concert venue in the Black Forest near Freiburg for the first time with magnificient tones by Schumann and Chopin and will put the audience into reverie and melancholy in the truest sense of the word.
Of Foreign Lands and People, this idea implemented into the first piece of the cycle Scenes of Childhood by Schumann makes us reflecting its meaning. Isn´t that picture in fact to be comprehended as characterisation of music being freed from space and time rather than superficial travel into foreign lands? Couldn´t it be the case that the hidden B-A-C-H motif which is secretly embedded into that first piece of the series in an tremendously sophisticated manner is evidence of a deeper intention of the composer reflecting the need to express an infinite perspective of music being weaved into tones. Tones that once were versed in foreign lands and times by the omnipresent master of that afore-mentioed motif: the poet speaks?
That master who preluding throug all 24 keys of the diatonic scale and versing with high density of motifs and themes fired Frédéric Chopin´s imagination to create one the of most important monuments of romantic literature: the 24 Préludes, Op. 28.
Being characterised by a steady tenseness between thematic and motif-related reduction to the essence of the music as learned from the master, eruptive outbursts and lyrical reverie the Préludes portray an image of an inwardly disrupted soulscape which opens the door for the further development of piano music up until the post-romantic era. A soulscape whose absence would have hindered great followers' prelude works such as preludes by Alexander Scriabin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Claude Débussy and Dmitri Shostakovich in undergoing maturation and refining.
We are pleased to be able to fill those thoughts with music on Saturday, 17th August 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the House of Culture Freiburg and hopefully to find answers to the afore-mentioned, very difficult questions.
Mandatory audience registrations for this concert can be undertaken by means of the registration form / the registration-button below. As usual, the number of seats is limited to approximately 25-30.
We regret to announce that all seats have been booked. We are looking forward to meeting you during the next concert.
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