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DIVINE MADNESS // PASSAGE // douBlebACH // SACRIFICIUM // IN MY END IS MY BEGINNING // FLAMMENDE ROSE // A NEW ADVENT // MURMURING MUSES AND WHISPERING JINN


 

FLAMMENDE ROSE, ZIERDE DER ERDEN
…musical depictions of nature from Persia and the West

in collaboration with
NEUE HOFKAPELLE GRAZ

Marie-Friederike Schöder: soprano
Maryam Alkhondy: voice
Lucia Froihofer: baroque violin
Hadi Alizadeh: daf and tombak
Liam Fennelly: viola da gamba
Nariman Hodjati: tar
Sofie Vanden Eynde: theorbo and artistic direction
Michael Hell: flutes and harpsichord

words and music by G. F. Handel, Saadi, J. Ph. Rameau, Attar, E. Moulinié, and others

In the cultures of the West and the Middle East, nature is frequently associated with
concepts of being and creation.
Handelʼs Nine German Arias are set to spiritual verse by B.H. Brockes, whose
meditations on eternal life and self-sufficient wonders of nature examine the human
tendency to see the hand of God in natural beauty.
The introduction to a Persian literary masterpiece, Saadiʼs Gulistan, how the poet
and a fried spent a balmy spring night in a rose garden. The next morning, seeing
his friend gathering roses to commemorate the evening, Saadi reminded him that
fleeting beauty affords only fleeting pleasure, and instead promised to compile a
rose garden in verse, a permanent garden of delights.
This programme is IMAGO MUNDIʼs (in collaboration with NEUE HOFKAPELLE
GRAZ) attempt to unlock the secrets of the garden. We hope that its heady
fragrances, birdsong and languid silence transport you to an earthly paradise.

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