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150 Years Befreiungshalle Kelheim: World Premieres by Jan Müller-Wieland and Moritz Eggert

The Kelheimer Befreiungshalle is celebrating its 150 anniversary during the year 2013. The construction of this memorial for the victorious battles against Napoleon, commissioned by King Ludwig I, was completed in 1863. Since the beginning of the year, this jubilee has been celebrated with a multi-facetted programme of events.

On 8 June 2013, during the course of these festivities, there will be a special concert at which Jan Müller-Wieland's “Unterm Schutt II” and Moritz Eggert’s “Unbesiegt” will be given their world premieres. Müller-Wieland’s hymn for soprano (with two suspended cymbals) and violin will be presented by members of the University of Music Munich; Eggert’s work for 2 baritones, 2 basses, 6 voices and ensemble will be performed by the Oktopus Ensemble and the Madrigalchor of the University of Music Munich. Konstantia Gourzi will conduct the works at this concert.

Jan Müller-Wieland on “Unterm Schutt II”:
“’Unterm Schutt II’ symbolises defiance against death as a lyric hymn. Inge Müller (1925-1966) was buried alive for days in 1945 due to Hitler’s war. But she survived. People dug for her and she was found. Permanently distraught. My piece is an echo of her poetry.”

Moritz Eggert on “Unbesiegt” (based on a poem by King Ludwig I):
“A new setting of this text 150 years later must take into consideration what resonates today in people’s memories with this kind of warlike pathos. Words like ’Heil’ (Hail) or formulations like ‘Unbesiegt bleibt dann das Vaterland’ (the Fatherland then remains unvanquished) can no longer be regarded as untainted today, even if the Battle of the Nations near Leipzig was then rightfully regarded as decisive and contributing to people’s sense of identity. Ultimately, my piece also reacts to the monumentality of the interior of the Hall of Liberation, for there is also something threatening inherent in any space of this kind.”

8 June 2013
Kelheim
Befreiungshalle, 8 PM
World premiere: Moritz Eggert
”Unbesiegt“ for 2 baritones, 2 basses, 6 voices and ensemble
Ensemble Oktopus
Madrigalchor University of Music Munich
Konstantia Gourzi (direction)

8 June 2013
Kelheim
Befreiungshalle, 8 PM
World premiere: Jan Müller-Wieland
”Unterm Schutt II“. Hymn for soprano (with two suspended cymbals) and violin based on a poem of Inge Müller
Members of the University of Music Munich
Konstantia Gourzi (direction)

 

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