Travel back in time to early twentieth-century Vienna, where Arnold Schoenberg caused a scandal on 31 March 1913 with music which proved to be far too experimental for Viennese concert-goers. The incident even resulted in a lawsuit! The beautiful Alma Mahler-Werfel also created scandals, serving as muse to many artists and known for her controversial marriages and affairs. Listen to, read about and experience Alban Berg’s Altenberg Lieder, Zemlinsky’s Maeterlinck Lieder and other works by Mahler, Zemlinsky and Webern.
The second edition, Into the light, is about ‘Tod und Verklärung”: the vision that Richard Strauss had of death and what follows. It might seem like a gloomy theme, but on the contrary: in the music of Strauss, death is an uplifting and hopeful theme - an ascent into the light. Experience the concert from the perspective of the orchestra players, read essays by Anna Picard & Désanne van Brederode, and for €4.49 let yourself be drawn into the world of Richard Strauss.