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Prisma Wien
Sat 29.8.2020 / 19.30
Nika Gorič, soprano
Katharina Magiera, alto
Bernhard Berchtold, tenor
Klemens Sander, bass
Prisma Wien
Wiener Singakademie (Director: Heinz Ferlesch)
Thomas Fheodoroff, conductor

The period instrument performance ensemble Prisma Wien, an exquisite soloist quartet and the Wiener Singakademie (conducted by Heinz Ferlesch) celebrate the finale of the Carinthian Summer Music Festival 2020 with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and the cheers of Schiller’s Ode to Joy, under the direction of Thomas Fheodoroff. Before this, Beethoven’s short choral ode Sea Silence and Happy Voyage, which is played far too seldomly, will sound throughout the Ossiach Lake Hall. It was written in 1815, immediately before Beethoven’s first sketches for the Ninth Symphony. Sea Silence and Happy Voyage are two poems by Goethe that were intended to belong together from the beginning. Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy also wrote a concert overture to go with the two poems. Beethoven was an enthusiastic reader of the two Weimar Dioscuri since his youth in Bonn. In the setting of the two Goethe poems, Beethoven depicts as succinctly as he does vividly the entire range of existential feelings of a human being exposed to the elements – from deathly silence, terrible to a happy, lively journey and arrival. Man’s existential thrownness (into being) is also the all-encompassing theme of the Ninth, Beethoven’s last symphony. It is the first so-called symphonic cantata in the history of music, and simultaneously the standard and model for all subsequent ones. Both works belong closely together, to hear them one after another is a rare opportunity and feast for connoisseurs of Beethoven’s work.

ticket prices: € 95 / 70 / 24*
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