The Promise of Spring

The concert's musical selection spans works from the baroque and modern periods. With composers from Japan, England, America, France, Germany and Italy, it offers a broad survey of human creativity, sensitivities and aesthetic points of view. This wealth oscillates between secular and spiritual perspectives, between longing for life, as for example in the works of the New York composer Robert Beaser, via the neutral contemplation of the Japanese Toshio Hosokawa, who lives in Berlin, to the completely internalised religiosity of Johann Sebastian Bach.

le trio sagette

Iris Lichtinger, flutes & Marlis Neumann, harp & Takeo Sato, guitar


Celebrate the festival Henry Purcell (1659-1695) / Cibell (anonymous 17th century) / Largo Johann Christoph Pepusch (1669-1752) / Vivace Ciacona Gottfried Finger (1660-1730)

Sakura " Falling Cherry Blossoms" Toshio Hosokawa * 1955

Prelude in C major BWV 846 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Haro no umi " Spring by the Sea" Josef Molnar *1929

Barbara Allen Robert Beaser *1954

Prelude D major (orig. E flat major) BWV 998 Johann Sebastian Bach

He's gone away Robert Beaser

Algues Bernard Andrès *1941

Sonata D major Leonardo Vinci (1690-1730)

Adagio - Allegro - Largo - Presto - Pastorella