Sounds of Nature

August 20, 2021 6:00 p.m.
August 21, 2021 7:00 p.m.
August 22, 2021 5:00 p.m.

Philharmonische Orchester der Hansestadt Lübeck in cooperation with the Museum for Nature and Environment

A world without music would be just as unimaginable as a world without the sounds of nature. Generations of composers have dealt intensively with the connection between music and nature and have often found their inspiration in the sounds of nature. For this special concert program, orchestral musicians have selected chamber music works from different epochs of music history, in which the musical imitation of natural sounds culminates in a strong emotional experience.

The musical program is complemented by short scientific contributions: Museum director and doctorate biologist Dr. Susanne Füting will report on the sounds of the world from a biological point of view and consider existing soundscapes in the light of evolution. A lot of information about a natural zone's inhabitants and their ecological status can be read from the soundscape, as well as even the damage caused by human activities. Through the selected compositions, the musicians will not only illustrate the endangered diversity of nature, but also the existing wealth of musical ideas.

With works by Mozart, Brahms, Messiaen, Kodály, Takemitsu and others

Musicians of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck

Moderation: Dr. Susanne Füting

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