On the occasion of a presentation on György Kurtág's “Kafka fragments,” the literary scholar Peter von Matt expressed the idea that a musical fragment, even if it is just a part of a whole, can still be a completed work of art—namely when the composer creates it in an inner state of lucid perfection.
The Camerata Variabile, with soprano Irina Ungureanu, will explore the nature of the fragment with works by Witold Lutoslawski, Kurtág, and the premiere of a piece by Stefano Pierini. These are juxtaposed with short, self-contained movements by Scarlatti and Dowland. Trimble's “Canterbury Tales” fragments alternate with the second premiere of the evening, a project by artist Judit Kurtág and Helena Winkelman, which musically brings to life animal drawings.
Tickets are CHF 40 for adults and CHF 20 for students and can be purchase through Bider & Tanner or through https://www.kulturticket.ch/.
Don Bosco Basel