Schütz, Distler, Schoenberg and Bach
November 6, 2009
November 6 at 8pm Heinrich Schütz (Musikalische Exequien); Hugo Distler (Totentanz); Arnold Schoenberg (Friede auf Erden); J.S. Bach: (Cantata BWV 8, “Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?”) The power and timelessness of Schütz’s music is on display in his Musikalische Exequien – music that stands near the top of the master’s creations. Coupled with one of Bach’s most serenely beautiful, warm and immensely humane cantatas, and the fervor and originality of Hugo Distler’s unexpected Totentanz. Arnold Schoenberg’s transcendent, visionary Friede auf Erden completes the program – a plea for peace that has moved our audiences every time we have performed it. It is time again.