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Archive: Jost, Beethoven | Christian Jost

Grafenegg Wolkenturm

Instrumentation

  • Sophie Karthäuser, soprano
  • Klaus Maria Brandauer, narrator
  • Christian Jost, conductor

Programmes

Stage visionary Goethe sought to revolutionise theatre: in his drama «Egmont», he wanted to have music tell parts of the story. A challenge that Ludwig van Beethoven took up: he sketched the incidental music for the downfall of the Dutch count. Klaus Maria Brandauer now brings his voice to the musical drama. Inner dramas are also the subject of the «CocoonSymphony» by Composer in Residence Christian Jost. He describes what escape and stillness sound like when we withdraw into our true, inner selves.

Christian Jost

«CocoonSymphony. Fünf Stationen einer Reise in das Innere» für großes Orchester

Movements

  • «Zustand»

  • «Flucht»

  • «FreiRäume»

  • «R.E.M.»

  • «Erschütterung»

Duration

24 Min.

Creation

2003
Ludwig van Beethoven

Music to Goethe's tragedy «Egmont» op. 84, text version by Klaus Maria Brandauer

Movements

  • Ouvertüre. Sostenuto, ma non troppo - Allegro

  • Lied. «Die Trommel gerühret»

  • Zwischenakt I. Andante

  • Zwischenakt II. Larghetto

  • Lied. «Freudvoll und leidvoll»

  • Zwischenakt III. Allegro

  • Zwischenakt IV. Poco sostenuto e risoluto

  • Musik, Clärchens Tod bezeichnend. Larghetto

  • Melodram. Poco sostenuto

  • Siegessymphonie. Allegro con brio

Duration

40 Min.

Creation

1809-10