Kulturbüro Elisabeth Berlin
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organ concert with Maximilian Schnaus

Sunday, 8. October 2023

6 pm


Maximilian Schnaus (Berlin) plays works by Praetorius, Bach, Hambraeus, Lanza and Henze. 

In this organ concert, the organist of the Sophienkirche Maximilian Schnaus combines archaic and avant-garde sound worlds of past eras with music of our time. The simple beauty in the canzonas and chorale arrangements of Praetorius and Frescobaldi inspired the young Johann Sebastian Bach almost a hundred years later, whose canzona refers to the old models. Hans Werner Henze's rarely played, very expressive organ work "Toccata senza fuga" is also inspired by older models of stylus fantasticus. Bengt Hambraeus, along with György Ligeti, is one of the few composers of the avant-garde who wrote extensive organ works. Like the young composer Mauro Lanza, he approaches the organ in unusual ways.

Michael Praetorius (1571 - 1621)
O lux beata trinitas

Hans Werner Henze (1926 - 2012)
Toccata senza fuga (1979)

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 - 1643)
Canzona quinta

Mauro Lanza (*1975)
Negativo (2006)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Canzona d-Moll

Bengt Hambraeus (1928 - 2000)
Nebulosa (1976)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Prelude and Fugue in A minor

Tickets: 10 €, reduced 5 €
Reduction for pupils and students on presentation of proof.
Tickets at the box office 30 minutes before the concert begins - no pre-sales.

In the future, a video transmission in the nave of the church will make it possible to experience the fascinating skills of the organists very closely at all organ concerts. "Music in the Sophienkirche" is a series of events organized by  Ev. Kirchengemeinde am Weinberg in cooperation with Kultur Büro Elisabeth.

Photo: Maximilian Schnaus © Camille Blake