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Johannes Hiemetsberger © Theresa Pewal

Company of Music

Ligeti: Lux aeterna

Monday 12 June 2023



Company of Music

Albert Hosp, Moderation

Johannes Hiemetsberger, Leitung


Johannes Brahms

In stiller Nacht, zur ersten Wacht (Deutsche Volkslieder für vierstimmigen Chor Nr. 8) (1854–1873)

György Ligeti

Éjsszaka »Nacht« (1955)

Reggel »Morgen« (1955)

Johannes Brahms

Morgengesang (Deutsche Volkslieder für vierstimmigen Chor Nr. 12) (1854–1873)

György Ligeti

Lux aeterna (1966)

Burját-Mongol aratódal. Buriatisch-mongolisches Erntelied für vierstimmigen gemischten Chor (1945)

Early comes the sunrise

Tél »Winter«

Johannes Brahms

Schnitter Tod (Deutsche Volkslieder für vierstimmigen Chor Nr. 13) (1854–1873)

György Ligeti

Pápainé »Witwe Pápai« (1953)

Johannes Brahms

Wach auf mein Herzensschöne (Deutsche Volkslieder 1894 Nr. 16) (1894)

György Ligeti

Drei Phantasien nach Friedrich Hölderlin (1982)



Johannes Brahms

In stiller Nacht, zur ersten Wacht (Deutsche Volkslieder für vierstimmigen Chor Nr. 8) (1854–1873)

Da unten im Tale (Deutsche Volkslieder für vierstimmigen Chor Nr. 19) (1854–1873)


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Musical space travel

Old and new side by side: this is the motto of the Company of Music's program once again. Only this time, the »old« and the »new« are not so far apart, but only about a hundred years. On the one hand, a selection of German folk songs compiled around 1864 by Johannes Brahms, who was very interested in folk songs throughout his life and published numerous collections, will be heard. Of course, it is still debatable today, as it was then, to what extent these are »folk songs«. On the other hand, the program includes a number of works that can be considered classics of new music, such as »Lux aeterna« from 1966 by György Ligeti, which gained widespread fame through its use in Stanley Kubrick's film »A Space Odyssey«. Equally ethereal are Ligeti's »Three Fantasies after Friedrich Hölderlin«, which form onomatopoeic clouds of sound from the poems.

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