Projects before 2015 (selection)


MONOLOGUES • Music by Carlo Gesualdo and Morton Feldman, Texts by Samuel Beckett

SEASONS I • Music by Heinz Holliger and Robert Schumann, Texts by Friedrich Hölderlin, Bettina von Arnim, and Paul Celan

SEASONS II • Music by Heinz Holliger and Antonio Vivaldi, Texts by Antonio Vivaldi and Friedrich Hölderlin (together with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra)

DIES IRAE • The first polyphonic composition of the Gregorian Dies irae melody by Antoine Brumel, juxtaposed with music by Luigi Dallapiccola, Luigi Nono, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, and Bernhard Wulff

THE BLUE FLOWER • Romantic pieces by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Novalis

FROM FOLK SONG TO AVANT-GARDE • György Ligeti's Hungarian choral music from 1945 to 1983, Texts by Sándor Weöres

CHANTS D'AMOUR • Olivier Messiaen's "Cinq rechants," interspersed with compositions by John Dunstable, Josquin des Prez, Orlando di Lasso, and Claude Le Jeune

DE PROFUNDIS • Conversation concert, juxtaposition of Arnold Schoenberg's and Johann Sebastian Bach's compositions of Psalm 130

METAMORPHOSES • Compositions by Anton Webern and from the late works of Johannes Brahms, Texts from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's natural philosophical writings
Jacques Offenbach and the Paris of his Time • Musical soirée with music by Jacques Offenbach, Charles Gounod, Gioacchino Rossini, and Georges Bizet and texts by Sigfried Krakauer (for the Bach Year 1985)

IMPROPRIETIES • Compositions by Peter Förtig, Johannes Ockeghem, and Josquin Desprez

SOUNDS FROM THE EAST • Music by György Kurtág, György Ligeti, Leos Janáček, and Antonín Dvořák

ADIEU SADNESS • Music by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, and Francis Poulenc, Texts from Claude Debussy's "Monsieur Croche"

DRIFTING, STIRRED UP • Portrait concert of Wolfgang Rihm with settings of texts by Aeschylus, Novalis, and Nietzsche