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Moritzburg Festival:
15 – 30 August 2015

Artistic Director: Jan Vogler

We are delighted that the President of the German Bundestag, Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert, has taken on the patronage of the 2015 Moritzburg Festival.

 

Dear Friends of Chamber Music,

The idea sounds equally natural and unspectacular. Some of the best musicians of our time have been meeting every summer for 20 years in the idyll of Moritzburg: for intensive rehearsals of chamber music’s world literature, past and present, and for various concerts, where they present those works to an experienced, enthusiastic and sensitive audience. In addition, talented young musicians from all over the world are invited to the Academy, where they benefit from the experience of the Festival’s artists – regardless of their background or financial means.

Based on this broad cultural spectrum, every summer, what happens in Moritzburg is very close to the ideal concept of a modern society. The harmony at work is real, curiosity about one’s musical colleagues pronounced. Tolerance and openness towards new ideas, lifestyles, cultures and backgrounds are so much a matter of course that even mentioning them seems artificial. To me, it becomes clearer and clearer that I wish to share the joy I receive by this international and intercultural exchange: the freedom we feel during rehearsals and concerts, the unlimited opportunities for expression, our trust and our friendship.

Ludwig van Beethoven was the composer who invented this way of music-making in Europe, so to speak. He was the first composer to attain financial independence from nobility and royalty. He admired the French Revolution, yet he was one of the precursors of the Romantic era. Chamber music was the pinnacle of his art. Throughout the 2015 programmes, I would like to tell the story of the transition from the First Viennese School to Romanticism; the works of this year’s Composer-in-Residence, Matthias Pintscher, offer intriguing contrasts. I look forward to fascinating exchanges of views with many wonderful colleagues from all over the world, to meeting the energetic young musicians of the Academy and you, our dear audience!

My heartfelt thanks go to all the patrons, sponsors and partners who make this edition of the Festival possible. Until August, I send you my very best regards.

Yours Jan Vogler

 

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