„Whither am I going?“ – The Mahler-Project with Franui
Saturday, 16 May 2020
Subscription concert plus
Introductory talk: 7.00 pm
Concert begins at 8.00 pm
This is the first time that the Austrian banda Franui meets with the Bavarian Radio Chorus! What do they have in common? The music of Gustav Mahler and his feeling for montage, satire, caricature and folksiness. The declared aim of both ensembles is to present his multi-layered compositions in new guises and fresh points of view, in a recital at once sensual, grotesque, surprising and full of extraordinary sounds.
Works by Carl Loewe, Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Gustav Mahler
Bavarian Radio Chorus
Franui, from the tiny village of Innervillgraten in eastern Tyrol, is known for its idiosyncratic blend of woodwind, brass and string instruments. It has made a name for itself through wilful “transmogrifications” of dances, funeral marches and songs by such romantic composers as Schubert, Brahms, Schumann and, above all, Mahler. These ten east Tyrolean musicians think of Mahler as their neighbour; after all, viewed from Innervillgraten, his composing cabin in Toblach lies just over the hill.