Projects – Concerts : Mystics & Skeptiks

June 2019 – Lied und Lyrik Konzert

Puttensaal, Luisenbaad Bibliotek, Berlin – Wedding

Encounter four song composers of the early 20th century
Korngold, Eisler, Poulenc, Messiaen

One generation, four different creative minds
All born at the turn of the century
All lived through the turmoil of the 2 great wars
They all wrote extraordinary songs

Korngold a romantic, an incurable sensualist.
Eisler a dissenter, a communist proselytiser.
Poulenc urbane avant-gardist, a bourgeois.
Messiaen deeply religious, a lover of nature, reaching for the cosmos.

Distant times now – but their Music compels us to remember.