LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in F-Major, op. 68 »Pastorale«
JOHN CAGE »4'33"«
GUSTAV MAHLER »Das Lied von der Erde« arranged from GLEN CORTESE
With a film from J Henry Fair »Das Lied von der Erde for the 21st century«
Anna Larsson alto
Christian Elsner tenor
Oksana Lyniv conductor
[This text has been translated electronically] After the world was brought to a standstill last year, the Ludwigsburg Festival will start the 2021 season digitally with new momentum. The »Fest Spiel Overture« not only has a special debut in store, but also deals with the current situation: in times when concert halls are closing, music ensembles are falling silent and the cultural industry is in an unprecedented crisis, John Cage’s »4'33"« opens up a new reflection on silence in music. Oksana Lyniv also explores the balance between man and nature in her premiere with the Ludwigsburg Festival Orchestra. The idyllic landscape of Ludwig van Beethoven’s »Pastorale« is shattered by a bleak reflection of the present. The photographer and environmental activist J Henry Fair created the breathtaking film »Das Lied von der Erde for the 21st Century« to accompany it. Inseparable from the mourning of finitude, Gustav Mahler’s music resounds with the immense beauty of the world.
The concert was
broadcast live from the Forum im Schlosspark on
ARTE Concert and our Digital Stage and can be watched until November 2 on demand.
A production of the Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele