Klangspuren Schwaz
10.08.2017 12:52 Age: 316 days

SUN 09/10


8 p.m., Museum der Völker, St. Martin 16, Schwaz


Sofia Gubaidulina Galgenlieder (à 5) based on lyrics by Christian Morgenstern


Natalia Pschenitschnikova mezzo soprane

Klaus Schöpp flute

Jürgen Grözinger percussion

Christine Paté bajan

Matthias Bauer double bass

Sofia Gubaidulina’s Galgenlieder (Gallows Songs), based on poems by Christian Morgenstern (published in 1905), exist in two versions: an earlier 1995/1996 version for mezzo-soprano, percussion, and double bass and the version written shortly thereafter for five musicians, which was expanded to include bayan – Gubaidulina’s beloved Russian button accordion – and flute. The Galgenlieder – some of which like Des Fisches Nachtgesang, Das Mondschaf, or Die Mitternachtsmaus – are a familiar part of German-language culture. It may at first seem surprising that Gubaidulina chose to set these humorous poems – brimming with puns and proto-Dada influence – to music. But it is the underlying mystical-anthroposophical side of the mature Morgenstern that the composer senses in the “nonsense” of his early poems, and it is this hidden, deeper side that she pursues in her spare, unadorned scoring. The Moscow-born vocal artist Natalia Pschenitschnikova has put together an ensemble of excellent Berlin-based musicians, who will be rehearsing and performing the work for the first time. 


The ticket price includes admission to the newly opened museum on 09/10 during regular opening hours (10 a.m. – 5.p.m.)