Musicbanda Franui & Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Wohin ich geh'

The Musicbanda Franui and the Bavarian Radio Chorus come together for the first time, united by Gustav Mahler’s music. Whereas Franui reveal how Mahler found inspiration in folk music and reduce largescale orchestral songs to a pocket version, thereby not shying away from tailoring the sound costume to today’s standards, the Bavarian Radio Chorus is at home especially in Mahler’s symphonic music of grand dimensions. The two ensembles will cast new light on Gustav Mahler’s music,
including its pre- and after-life, in arrangements or “follow-up compositions” by Markus Kraler / Andreas Schett and Howard Arman. Beginning with the influences on the young Mahler – starting with several songs by Carl Loewe – the programme follows in free association the famous Abschied (Farewell) from the masterpiece Mahler created in Toblach, Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth). “Where do I go?” is the question posed at the end, “I go, I wander in the mountains. I seek tranquillity for my lonely heart.”

Sun 10. Jul
15:00 h → Festspielhaus