Franz Tunder, founder of the Lübecker Abendmusiken (Evening music), left a fantastic oeuvre of spirtiual concerts, cantatas and organ music. Some of these works will be heard in the opening concert: The Capella St. Marien, consisting of known singers and instrumentalists, will perform on period instruments in St. Mary’s church. Music by Tunder’s predecessor Petrus Hasse and by Tunder’s successor Dieterich Buxtehude will add to the programme. The concert will be aired via Internet.
Tunder’s music will be heard during the noon concert in St. Aegidien church, too. There, arranged for brass ensemble, and performed by members of the NDR symphony orchestra from Hamburg and the Gewandhaus orchestra from Leipzig. For this concert, new arrangements of the organ works have been commissioned.
What did the historic Totentanz-Orgel above St. Mary’s Totentanz chapel sound like? To get closer to an answer, an audio project has been set up, making it possible to transmit the sound of the still existing sister instrument, the technically similar Stellwagen organ of St. Jakobi church, into St. Mary’s. By means of a complex multichannel recording and playback device, an exact tonal depiction of the Stellwagen organ will emerge in St. Mary’s. This installation, which is one of the highlights of these Buxtehude Days, can be experienced in three concerts. By the way, it will be an important reference for the symposium “Lübeck Music City - International Symposium regarding the Future of the Organs of St. Mary’s Church”, taking place within the frame of the Buxtehude Days. Known musicologists, organ builders, organists and heritage conservation experts from Europe and the US have been invited. Mayor Bernd Saxe is patron of the Symposium.
Some of the organists invited will be performing in the opening concert on 8 May and the final concert on 10 May.
Music by Dieterich Buxtehude will particularly be performed an 9 May, the 307th commemoration of his death, at 8 p.m. in an evening concert. It will take place at Buxtehude’s sepulture. The program will focus on chamber music for viol, violin and harpsichord.
The spectrum of musicduring the Buxtehude Days will be widened by romantic and contemporary choral music, performed by the Kieler Madrigalkreis and the Chamber Choir of Lübeck’s Academy of Music.
By the 400th birthday of Tunder, the audio project and the interrelations with the Organ Symposium, the Buxtehude Days 2014 are promising to be a certain highlight of the cultural life of the City of Lübeck.
Cantatas and Mass settings from the musical tradition of St. Mary’s:
Petrus Hasse Missa a 7, Mottete “Ach, das ich hören solt”
Hanna Zumsande, Cornelia Samuelis, Stefan Kahle, Tobias Hunger, Joachim Höchbauer,
Pieter van Dijk,
internet livestream on www.st-marien-luebeck.de
Noon Concert on 9 May, 12 a.m., St. Mary’s Church
On the historic Stellwagen Orgel of St. Jakobi Church,
Organ works by Tunder, Buxtehude and Bach
Franz Danksagmüller, Arvid Gast and Johannes Unger
Evening Concert on 9. Mai (307th commemoration of Buxtehude’s death), 8 p.m., St. Mary’s Church
with chamber and organ music at Buxtehude’s sepulture
From Opus 1: Sonata 2 in G (BuxWV 253), Sonata 3 in a (BuxWV 254)
and Organ works
Michael Fuerst – Harpsichord, Laura Fierro – violin, Ekaterina Kuzminykh
Noon Concert on 10 May at 12 a.m. in St. Aegidien Church
with members of the NDR Symphony Orchestra and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,
Organ works by Tunder, Buxtehude and Bach, arranged for brass ensemble
Organ Vespers with Choral Music on 10 May, 5 p.m. in St. Jakobi Church
with the Chamber Choir of Lübeck Academy of Music, Dir. Kerstin Behnke,
Works by Tunder, Buxtehude and Brahms (from the motets op. 110)
In collaboration with the Brahms Festival
Final Concert “NachtKlänge I” on 10 May, 9 p.m. in St. Mary’s Church
with Kieler Madrigalchor (Dir: Friederike Woebcken)
and Ullrich Böhme (Organist of Leipzig St. Thomas), Ludger Lohmann, Bernhard Haas, Martin Schmeding and Martin Sander (organ)
Skandinavian choral music by Sandström, Nystedt, Olsson a.o.
Tickets for all concerts (except the free Noon concerts) at:
(9 - 10 May 2014)
Patron: Mayor Bernd Saxe
Friday, 9 May 2014
from 8.15 a.m. Presentation of and visiting the organs of St. Mary’s, for invited organists
The History of the Organs of St. Mary’s
Opening by the patron, Mayor Bernd Saxe
A The organs of St. Mary’S from 1516 until 19th. century (Ibo
Historic an current Use of St. Mary’s Church, Aspects of Heritage Preservation
A Performance Practice at St. Mary’s regarding the Lübecker Abendmusiken
5.00 to 6.30 Uhr Symposium III (Musikhochschule, Holstentorhalle)
Considering the Future Design
A Previous Considerations regarding the future Organ Concept
B Musical Aspects of a possible Organ Concept (invited Organists)
Saturday, 10 May
9.30 to 12.00 a.m. Symposium IV (Ort: Musikhochschule, Holstentorhalle)
St. Mary’s Church in the View of today’s Organ Builders
A Reconstruction of the Totentanz Organ? (Mads Kjersgaard)
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Panel Discussion (Musikhochschule, Holstentorhalle)
Presentation: Claus Fischer, Music Journalist
Events organized by Lutheran Parish of St. Mary’s Lübeck