Camerata Variabile — Big Guns

Don Bosco Basel
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Saturday, 14 January

Marinetti, the author of the “Futurist Manifesto,” spoke in 1909 of an "apocalyptic sadness" of his generation. Perhaps this was the reason why the outbreak of the World War I was met with such great enthusiasm among young people—to destroy in order to be able to rebuild consciousness, opinion, culture, and artistic creation. Most of the works in the program deal with the consequences of these ideas, with the price of war. Leonard Bernstein composed "Halil" in honor of a young Israeli flautist who was killed during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. George Crumb finished his string quartet, “Black Angels, on Friday, March 13, 1970, during the Vietnam War. Ironically, Shostakovich's Piano Quintet is the counter-proposal to the theme. The composer, who like no other vividly documented the war-time suffering of the Russian people, wrote this work in 1940, even before the war began. Lukas Stamm, the young composer from Schaffhausen, gives the theme a contemporary voice with his world premiere.
Tickets are CHF 40 for adults and CHF 20 for students.


Don Bosco Basel
Waldenburgerstrasse 34
4052 Basel

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