ELLIOTT CARTER: Interventions for piano and orchestra (2008) 17 ′
BETSY JOLAS: Letters from Bachville (2019) 16 ′ - National premiere
GUSTAV MAHLER: “What love tells me” from Symphony No. 3 (1893-1896) 25 ′
From his refuge on the shores of Lake Atter, Mahler composed a significant part of his work, a look that still the depths of a complex, contradictory, wide and infinite continent about to explode at the turn of the twentieth century. "What love tells me" is the last movement that makes up the Third Symphony, a colossal work composed in the late nineteenth century and a great sound fresco that, with the process of human redemption as a substrate, drinks from images of classical mythology and nature to erect a solemn song to hope.
Mahler uses references to Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The magic horn of youth) and Thus spake Zarathustra, by Friedrich Nietzsche, to compose a hymn of love and praise to the creator of the world and of people. The redemption of humanity through love is the mainstay of a movement that Mahler had proposed to call, too, What God tells me, «In the sense that God can only be conceived as love», in the words of the author.
With one of the most unique trajectories of the last century, the music of the Franco-American composer Betsy Jolas arrives for the first time at L'Auditori with Letters from Bachville (Bachville Letters), a tour of Leipzig, Bach's city, from a dystopian and kaleidoscopic perspective.