Signs of a kingly art


2nd concert in the Tischlerei

Free masons and composition

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Soprano Siobhan Stagg
Mitglied der Loge Urania zur Unsterblichkeit i.O. Berlin Cornelius Gerhardt
Musiker des Orchesters der Deutschen Oper Berlin
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The ideals behind free masonry date back to the early Enlightenment and have lost none of their validity today. On the contrary: freedom, equality, fraternity, tolerance and humanity, the five pillars of the freemason lodge, are values that are repeatedly in demand yet ever susceptible to erosion. Selected works of chamber music and a conversation with a modern-day freemason serve to illuminate the fascination of artists and composers down the centuries for the idea of personal responsibility in highly rational individuals – as opposed to people who kowtow to Church and State.

Programme

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791 – 1864)
Shepherdsong for soprano, clarinet and piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Quartet for oboe, violine, viola and violoncello
Adagio and Rondo for glass harmonica, flute, oboe, viola and violoncello
Adaptations of THE MAGIC FLUTE

Louis Spohr (1784 – 1859)
Nonet for violine, viola, violoncello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn

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