„About Mendelssohn – Mozart of a past world“

Concert for Violin, Cello, Piano & Reading
Two actors are reading a dialogue between Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

„What your student is already achieving now might match to the then Mozart like the educated language of an adult compared to the babbling of a child.“ A verbal miscue of a far-from-reality teacher-colleague? No, Goethe in original. And the rankings of the decades to come will prove him right: around 1845, Mendelssohn will be the star-composer called the „Savior of the English music world“. But two people observe him out of his own shadow.

Both are highly talented, both are of the mould to cause the throne „of his dignified musical majesty“ to totter. Does he sense her as a threat? Does he perhaps try to keep one of them – his sister Fanny – in a corner? Yet, he loves her immensly. And still……

The other one waits for the right moment. Before that he fawns over his arch-rival, tries to become part of his olymp. But then he is ready for his crushing strike – with the complete impact of his ambition and his aversion – Richard Wagner!

In „About Mendelssohn“, Felix and Fanny meet in the hereafter and talk for the first time about the many open questions of their life.

Sound examples from the Mendelssohn-CD

Songs without words op.30 Venetian Gondola song
Artists: Friedrich Kleinhapl, Cello – Andreas Woyke, Piano
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn

 

Sonata for Violoncello and Piano Nr. 2 D-Major
Artists: Friedrich Kleinhapl, Cello – Andreas Woyke, Piano
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn

Sonata for Violoncello and Piano Nr.1 B-Major
Artists: Friedrich Kleinhapl, Cello – Andreas Woyke, Piano
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn

Video “About Mendelssohn”

Artists

Fritz Kircher, o.a. Violin
Friedrich Kleinhapl, Cello
Andreas Woyke, Piano
Julia Stemberger o.a., Reciter
Wolfram Berger o.a., Reciter

Heidrun Maya Hagn, Text & Dramaturgy

Duration

90 Minutes

Program

Cello-Sonatas and Piano-Trios by Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn and a fictitious dialogue between Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn in the hereafter.

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Mag. Heidrun Maya Hagn

Mag. Heidrun Maya Hagn