Sternenklang I

C.P.E. und J.S. Bach: Sonatas
12. February 2022
Sternenklang III
9. February 2022

Islands of Peace

The Salzburg label Mozartiana Classics published its first »Sternenklang« in 2013 – a lovingly arranged mixture of music and poetry which was so warmly received that it was followed up over time by a whole series. Sternenklang is intended for anyone who longs to escape from the travails of everyday life into a creative and inspiring atmosphere of contemplation rather than the silence of a dead acoustic. In this peaceful tranquillity the Blessed Spirits dance, we drift »en bateau« on the wings of song across water on which a swan glides in circles – and return, inwardly strengthened as »after a dream«, into another and better reality.

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The music

Christoph Willibald von Gluck:
Reigen seliger Geister
Franz Schubert:
Auf dem Wasser zu singen
Felix Mendelssohn:
Auf Flügeln des Gesanges
Camille Saint-Saëns:
Der Schwan • Romanze
Gabriel Fauré:
Après un rêve
Claude Debussy:
En bateau Heitor Villa-Lobos:
Der Gesang des schwarzen Schwans
... und einiges mehr
T.T.: 59'50
Mozartiana Classics MCS 012/13 (2013)

The artists

Matthias Michael Beckmann, cello
Margit-Anna Süß, harp
Alexander Fussek, recitation
Poems by Peter Daniell Porsche